6’2” 185 lbs dual threat quarterback from Sulphur Springs Texas,
Tyrik Rollison is one of the top quarterback prospects in the country for the
2009 class. He has developed into a pocket passer although he is dangerous when
he runs too. Rollison had great numbers as a junior and put up similar
outstanding statistics his senior year.
By Steve Patterson
As a junior
Sulphur Springs High School
quarterback Tyrik Rollison finished with 3,600 yards passing and 37 touchdowns
while rushing for another 554 yards and 7 touchdowns. Rollison told us the
skills that he has developed that have set him apart on the football field. “I
think my ability to stay in the pocket and let plays develop is my best
attribute.” He said. “It took me a while
to stand in there and not just take off running. I want to be a complete
quarterback not just a running-quarterback. I also think I do well against the
blitz. I had my coaches help me in practice with blitz recognition and it
allowed me to be a lot calmer this year under pressure.”
High School Highlights
Star athlete was recently picked to be a member of the West’s 45 man roster in
the Army All American Bowl January 3rd in San Antonio. He made it a goal recently to be
chosen for the bowl but has a number of other highlights from his high school
career. “I have to say the highlight of my time at Sulphur Springs was when we
got a chance to play against Wichita Falls Rider on ESPN this year. It was real
special because we got a win and got our names out in the public’s eye. We had
a lot to prove for that game and I was happy we could go out there and
execute.” He explained about his favorite moment this past season.
year his statistics were very similar to his junior year when he grabbed the
attention of scouts across the country. “Completions: 248, Attempts: 344,
Yards: 3636, Yards per Game: 279.7, Completion Percent: 71.2%, Touchdowns: 38,
Interceptions: 15” as the stats he reported to us.
Visits and Recruiting
has made one visit so far and has a good number of top programs recruiting him.
“I made a visit out to Kansas
State in early October.
It was a good visit I think. They played Texas Tech and got blown out but I saw
a lot of potential on the team. I liked the campus and the stadium. I could see
myself being a Wildcat in the future. I just want to keep my options open for
“So far Arizona, Baylor, Florida
State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas A&M, and Nebraska have
all shown interest.” He told us about the scholarship offers and possible
offers that he has.
has been focused on the winning tradition of the college programs and the
academic standing of the schools that he is considering. “I want to go to a place that uses my
strengths well and a winning program. I want to do big things in my college
career and I know that can’t be possible without a good team around me. I also
want a school that has good academic standing because in the end I want my
degree. I think all the schools I’m talking to right now have everything I’m
important factors in his decision will be his ability to get on the field early
and his comfort level with the team. “I feel they truly want me to be a part of
their team. I think I can be an instant contributor to a team on the next level
and I like the teams that are promising early playing time I am also getting a
lot of fan support on my Facebook from people wanting me to go to their
schools. It’s a good feeling to know people out there recognize your talents.”
He will likely announce his decision at the Army All American Bowl in January.
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