The ongoing series on Georgia Tech‘s 2014 recruits has been fun for the staff of YellowJackedUp, and I just noticed that we’ve hardly started with it. There’s so much more unknown talent that has yet to be talked about, and some of that unknown talent would be Trey Klock. The big 6’4″ 260 lb Trey Klock to be exact.
Klock plays the tight end position and will be a vital aspect of the option offense run by the Yellow Jackets. Currently living in Hummelstown, Pa., where he attended Lower Dauphin High School, Klock is the 40th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN’s recruiting rankings, and unranked by Rivals.com. Klock was one of several Georgia Tech recruits to commit early, giving his solid verbal commitment back in June, before his senior season even started.
In his senior season at Lower Dauphin High School, the Falcons went 13-2 with a 6-1 record in their league. The Falcons finished the season as the 15th ranked team in the state of Pennsylvania, and the 392nd ranked team in the nation according to MaxPreps.com.
Trey Klock was the captain of the football team and also played a little basketball. With such a huge frame I wouldn’t put it past him of him being an excellent basketball player down low as a post player. The connection between basketball players and tight ends is becoming much more prominent as the position has evolved, especially with players like Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham setting the bar.
In his final high school football game, the Lower Dauphin Falcons played Central Catholic and were absolutely blown out by a score of 45-0. The game was a playoff game in the state tournament that was held on a neutral field. In that game, Klock only caught one pass for 6 yards. When you look at his stats he doesn’t look like a huge touchdown threat, which is why the plans for Klock have taken a shift.
Originally, head coach Paul Johnson was looking at Klock as a potential offensive tackle, using his size and agility to their maximum potential. However, earlier this month things changed once again for Klock.
During his senior season, while playing on defense, Klock made 86 tackles, with 21 of them being tackles for loss. His ability to shed blocks and play on the other side of the line of scrimmage have made him a strong contender to jump in as a defensive lineman this season.
With his size and bulk, it would be easy to see Klock playing either end or tackle in Ted Roof‘s defense, a lot of it will depend on how some of Tech’s other recruits look in spring ball.