There is always an argument whether 7 on 7 tournaments reflect just how good a team might be, but it was impressive that TK led his team to the championship in the Center Grove 7 on 7 and was the runner-up at the Indianapolis Colts 7 on 7. He also went to his share of camps this past summer. He went to the Elite-11 camp at Penn State University and to the Nike Camp held at the University of Illinois. "I developed a lot of confidence competing in the 7 on 7's and going to the "elite" quarterback camps this summer," he stated. TK also attended multiple 1 day camps. He has taken an unofficial visit to Cornell and was really impressed with their campus and coaching staff.
Sporting a 3.5 GPA and the desire to play football only bodes well for what is easily perceived as TK's greatest strength - his understanding of the game and how that translates onto the field. It is easily recognizable by watching his films that he is the "Field Marshall." He makes good decisions and that is apparent to most who have watched him play.
TK characterized himself as struggling as a sophomore, more confident as a junior, and now he has set some high goals as he begins his senior campaign at Harrison. "We want to be a conference champ, which is the number one goal on the team's realistic goal chart," he confided to Indiana Varsity Scout. West Lafayette Harrison's conference is not a cakewalk in terms of competition. This 5A Indiana conference is one of the top three 5A conferences in the state and the quality of football is solid.
As TK assess his new season, he is thankful for the rigorous summer because it afforded him the opportunity to throw to his new receivers. Every quarterback I talked to this summer knows there is an unspoken bond between quarterbacks and receivers. TK is absolutely confident that this year's receivers are ready to receive his passes and get into the endzone. "Working with my receivers involves a lot of communication, both spoken and unspoken. This summer gave us plenty of opportunities to work together on this aspect of our game."
"My ultimate goal is to play division one football," Rock confessed. "But if I don't, I know I can play somewhere and continue my career." It is apparent in watching him on film that he has skills that are very natural. His father is a Purdue assistant football coach. Coming in the fall of 2010, it wouldn't surprise me if dad wasn't watching two sets of film - preparing for Purdue's next opponent and watching his son play in last Saturday's game on the DVD player.