Today, Nate from Northstar Football News caught up with prospect Rudy Voss of the Jackson County Central Huskies which is in Jackson, Minnesota just off of I-90. Voss has been one of the top quarterbacks to watch out of this region and should be on the whole state’s radar as well as he has multiple D2 offers in football and basketball and is gaining some interest in D1 as well. Voss has had 11 TDs in his last 3 games for the Huskies, which is why you need to read about this kid from JCC.
Although Voss is a multiple sport athlete, people should know that outside of sports he’s a “big farm kid”. “I’ve been driving a grain cart for as long as I can remember” Voss told NFN. Voss is also a member of the local 4-H in Jackson as well. It’s clear where he gets his work ethic from, as he mentioned his parents, Rod and Tricia, gave him that blue collar work ethic growing up in Jackson.
Favorite Parts about the Quarterback Position for Voss
Rudy told NFN that being the “guy” for his team gives him the fuel as QB1 for Jackson County Central. “I love competition and I absolutely hate losing so the competitive part of the position is what I love” said Voss. His on the field favorite thing about quarterback is when a play breaks down, he as a play-maker can turn a nothing play into something. Voss said his “legs and scrambling” ability make these things happen.
Voss’s talent has been seen by programs in D2 thru NAIA and has tallied 5 offers for football and 2 offers for basketball as well. His offers include; Southwest Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, Northern State (SD), Dordt College (IA), University of Mary (ND) for football. Basketball offers include; Dordt College (IA) and University of Northwestern (IA) He also has interest from Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota, and Northern Iowa on the board. Will be interesting to see where Voss lands once that decision comes later in the year.
The biggest thing the Huskies coaching staff stressed from last season was “pocket presence and delivering throws down field” Voss told us. Rudy worked with Riggs Premier Football in Sioux Falls this summer to work on his footwork within the pocket. He said he also worked on this skill at multiple football camps over the summer. “I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’ve improved a ton” when Voss told NFN about his footwork improvement from last season.
Rudy told us about his three mentors he has not only in football but in life as well. Rudy’s dad, Rod is Rudy’s biggest mentor in life. “He made me the person I am today” Voss said when talking about the impact Rod has had in his football career/life. Rod taught Rudy the fundamentals of football at a young age. Rudy also credits his grandpa for his outstanding support throughout of his years of football even at a young age. He also gives credit to his uncle/Jackson County Central assistant coach, Wade Wacker. “I see him as the greatest to ever come thru Jackson” when talking about his uncle who played baseball in the Twins organization and won a state championship when he was in high school as well. It’s clear that Rudy Voss comes from a great pedigree of mentors in his time at JCC.
Individual/Team Goals for Voss and the Jackson County Central Huskies
Voss has the same goals across the board and that’s one thing: to win a state championship for the Jackson County Central Huskies. He talked about how two years ago they fell just short and lost to a great Fairmont Cardinals team, in which they will have to go thru Fairmont again more than likely this year. “We have 21 seniors on the team this year and I remember talking to my teammates since the 3rd grade about playing in the Vikings stadium and how great that would be for the town of Jackson to win state” Voss said when reaching back to his childhood about playing for state championship in the future. The last time a state title in football was raised in Jackson was 18 years ago in 2001, and Voss stated his Huskies team “wants nothing more to win a title as they are due”
Rudy Voss and his Jackson County Central Huskies (4-0) got a large win at Redwood Valley this last Friday night 49-12 and will play next week at home against Windom (1-2). They are currently ranked 4th in the Max Preps poll in Class AAA behind Pierz, Albany and Stewartville.