Rooker, who played tight end at Millard North High in
His decision to attend K-State was one that was made just two days before signing day, and came in as a relatively unknown commodity to many Wildcat fans.
"After my visit there I just knew K-State is where I wanted
to play," Rooker said of his Jan. 30 visit to
A former high school teammate of current K-State grayshirt
running back John McCardle, Rooker also considered the
Rooker, who helped block from his tight end position for McCardle's Class A state record of 2,300 rushing yards in 2002, doesn't think making a switch to the interior line will be too much of an adjustment to handle.
"They have good coaches, and a great system to learn in," said Rooker, who also earned honorable mention all-state honors in basketball last season. "I'm not worried at all about it. I've been able to pick things up fast before and I don't think this will be any different for me. I've blocked a lot in the past, so that won't be new to me. It's just learning the whole system that might take some time."