(Wharton, NJ) October 25, 2011 – Dan Voltz of Barrington High School, Barrington, IL, has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Dan is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Barrington High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Dan possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Voltz is currently rated as the #6 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Voltz is committed to play his college ball at Wisconsin.
Scout Eval: "Voltz is a tough, powerful lineman who blocks to the whistle and finishes his blocks. He plays tackle in high school, and while I think he could play there in college, he projects better to guard because of his height. His style is suited for that as well as he's a great run blocker. He isn't just a straight power guy though, as he can move and get into the second level and shows good balance and overall footwork and coordination." - Allen Trieu
(From left to right) U.S. Army Major Fred Hockett, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Rimgale, Dan Voltz, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jason Gorden