Visit An Eye-Opener For Four-Star QB

Tyrik Rollison talks about his official visit to Auburn.

Sulphur Springs, Tex.--Athletic Tyrik Rollison is one of the nation's top quarterback prospects. Before his weekend visit to Auburn he had narrowed his choices down to the Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats.

Having taken a visit to check out Auburn, Rollison says he now has something to think about and use as a guideline when he makes a final decision.

"I found out I could get along with everybody," Rollison says of what he learned on his trip to Auburn. "I've had a good impression of the coaching staff since I talked with them at my school…the visit to Auburn opened my eyes."

Rating the visit an eight on a scale of 1-10, Rollison says he enjoyed getting the chance to hang out with many of Auburn's current players as well as seeing the campus and football facilities inside and out.

"Mario Fannin was my player host," Rollison says. "I got along with him real good.

"I got in Saturday morning and checked into the hotel and took a tour of the campus," he adds. "I went back to the hotel and ate dinner and met up with Mario. After that me and Mario hung out the rest of the night."

Sunday was a busy day for Rollison as he got an early start with a breakfast along with many of the other prospects in for official visits. While they left to go home, Rollison's day was just getting started. He says the highlight of Sunday was attending Auburn's win over Tennessee at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

"It was a good game," Rollison says. "The crowd was crazy."

Now Rollison says he'll talk his visit and his schools over with his family before making a final choice. Right now he doesn't know when that will be and he's not even ruling out the possibility of another visit next weekend.

"I'm going to decide when I get back home whether I'm going to take another visit or not," Rollison says. "I don't have a date set to make an announcement right now."

A U.S. Army All-American and All-State performer, Rollison led his team to a Class 4A Division II state title and along the way put up some huge numbers. For the season Rollison completed 315-428 passes for 4,728 yards and 51 touchdowns with 15 interceptions. He also added 1,094 yards on the ground and 14 touchdowns on 172 carries.

That followed up a huge junior campaign in which he accounted for 44 touchdowns and was named first team all-state as he led Sulphur Springs High School to a 9-2 record. Rollison finished with nearly 3,600 yards passing for 37 touchdowns along with 10 interceptions. He also had 130 carries for 554 yards and seven more scores.


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