Recruiting: Rollison Says OSU, Tech Good Fits

In case you haven't noticed we've been following and reporting on quarterbacks this week and one that has the Cowboys tied at the top of his list is All-State combo quarterback Tyrik Rollison of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Tyrik Rollison earned first team 4A All-State honors last season by leading the Wildcats to a 9-2 mark and throwing for more than 3,600 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. On the ground he carried 130 times for 554 yards and seven touchdowns. He can pass and run and he sees a place for himself in both the Oklahoma State and Texas Tech offenses.

"They are both based on the same thing, out of the same formation, the spread," started Rollison on a comparison that had my attention. "They both throw it and they both run it, some at Tech.

"I just like both offenses and I can see myself playing in either one of them and having success. I like some other schools but those two are my tops even though neither one of them have offered yet."

Obviously, Rollison would like to have an offer but he is not sitting around waiting as the 6-2, 190-pounder has been on the go. Most recently he took in a camp for prospects at Baylor with Art Briles and the new Baylor coaching staff.

"They are really laid back," said Rollison. "It was a good experience and they encouraged you when you did something good, and they really encouraged you when you did something wrong and they would correct you. I don't have any more trips planned except I was supposed to go to Texas Tech sometime this summer, so I still hope I get to do that. We'll see."

Rollison isn't wasting any time this summer as he is working out and has his bench press up to 250 pounds and his squat is close to 420.

"I work out early and then go to summer school," said Rollison of his summer routine. "I'm taking Algebra II (which seems to me to be a wise choice to get out of the way before his senior season), and then after summer school I go to work."

He works at the local Boys and Girls Club working with younger kids which is something really important and shows a little more about Rollison's character. The summer school is good and might be needed. He has not revealed his GPA, but he sure seems like a bright young man. He also has not told anybody an ACT or SAT score.

Rollison is a talented quarterback but only the Oklahoma State staff knows if he is the right one for them.

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