School Houston Strake Jesuit, TX
Height and Weight 6'11 245(?)lbs
Academically Eligible ---
8-30-95...Jake Voskuhl averaged 14 points, 15 rebounds and six
assists last season for Houston Strake Jesuit, who won three consecutive
Texas Christian Interscholastic League Class 4A state championships. He
is said to be considering Purdue and Connecticut.
9-21-95...Voskuhl has a long list of schools that he remains
interested in, including Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma
State, Oregon State, Purdue and Rice. He says that he will commit as soon
as he has found the right school. "The first school I go to, if I love it,
then I will make a committment," Voskuhl said. "wherever I feel comfortable
and where I'll fit in and be able to grow as a person and as a player."
"He fits the description of the type of player that Purdue has had
over the years that Gene Keady has been famous for," recruiter Clark
Francis comments. "He's not a top 100 player right now, but he could be
damn good before all is said and done."
Voskuhl and fellow Purdue possibility Renzi Stone grew up together,
although they haven't seen much of each other since the beginning of high
school when Jake moved to Texas. "We played football on the same team,
basketball against each other in the summer and we were on the same AAU
team," Stone said. "He moved to Houston our ninth-grade year so I don't get
to talk to him much anymore." Now they are both looking at the same college.
Other reports have him also considering Vanderbilt, DePaul and
9-26-95...Jake Voskuhl, after making a campus visit to Connecticut
on Friday and Saturday, committed to the Huskies on Sunday. Voskuhl, who
averaged 11 points, 15 rebounds and five assists this past season for a
Houston parochial school, had every intention of making an official visit
to Purdue until he traveled to Connecticut. "I thought about it alot, and I
prayed about it a lot, and I just felt that it was the place for me,"
Voskuhl said. "It was just a big family atmosphere. The players were real
nice and all the people were real nice. I had a lot of fun. I was going to
visit Purdue. I thought coach Keady was a great person, and coach Weber is
too. But I just felt UConn was the place for me."
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