Change of Plans for TE Klock

Lower Dauphin (Hummelstown, Pa.) tight end Trey Klock was close to a decision after an unofficial visit to Rutgers in late April but a change of plans took place. What two schools are on top for Klock and when could a decision take place?

Lower Dauphin (Hummelstown, Pa.) tight end Trey Klock left an April Rutgers visit with the Scarlet Knights and Boston College in his top two.

Receiving increased interest during the spring evaluation period, Rutgers and Boston College remain on top but it may not be decision time, said coach and father Rob Klock.

"Originally we had set a date where we were going to try to decide by mid-May," Klock said. "Now that some of these schools are getting onboard, we're contemplating taking a visit to Stanford. Even if it's [significant] interest, what an incredible place to visit. I think he definitely wants to have it out of the way generally soon. Definitely by the time school comes around, but I think by summer time, he'd like to make a decision. We'll see."

The offers did not pile up during spring visits, but interest from both Georgia Tech and Stanford has Klock looking at a delayed decision.

"He's getting interest from some bigger schools," Klock said. "Georgia Tech came by to eye him up and Stanford actually came by as well. I don't know how serious that is, but it was nice to get the attention from such big schools."

Klock visited Rutgers the day before the spring game for a personal junior day and still has the Scarlet Knights and Boston College in his top two.

"It was really nice for us, but I would say it's still Rutgers and B.C. at the top of his list though," Klock said. "… [At Rutgers] we were very impressed with [offensive coordinator] Ron Prince. He's always liked [tight ends coach Anthony] Campanile. They basically showed how they're going to utilize the tight end and how they would take advantage of Trey's size."

Klock sat in on a business class with defensive end David Milewski and enjoyed in-depth meetings with the offensive coaching staff.

"They like that he's a really good blocker but he can catch the ball," Klock said. "We went over the kind of routes he'd run. Trey's not a speed demon. He's not going to run a vertical stretch, but their plan for tight ends is pretty much right up his alley. It's a good fit for their scheme and I think they're trying to open his eyes a little bit. He walked out of there feeling pretty good."

Temple was the last school to host Klock on an unofficial visit. A new offer, the Owls of the American Athletic Conference impressed Klock on his visit.

"We knew coach [Matt] Rhule from when he was an assistant at Temple," Klock said. "He had recruited one of our players out of Lower Dauphin and we have a pretty good relationship. It was fun, a nice visit."


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