One of the newest prospects to receive a scholarship offer from head coach Bobby Petrino and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers is Sandalwood High School (Jacksonville, FL) offensive guard Donald Rocker.
The three-star prospect was previously committed to Florida International back in April, but, recently de-committed from the Golden Panthers on January 8th and re-opened his recruiting process.
Rocker already has familiarity with WKU offensive line coach Mike Summers from his days at Kentucky, "coach (Mike) Summers has already been to my house to visit me, I know him from back when he was the offensive line coach at Kentucky, he recruited me. He has plans for me to start out as a tackle in the Western Kentucky system."
Having played both guard and tackle positions along the offensive line in high school, I asked Rocker if he had a preference in college, "I'd have to say guard because of the fact I like to pull and guards are a more common pulling position."
Right now, Rocker lists is top three schools as Western Kentucky, Miami (FL), and Marshall.
His official visit to Western Kentucky is scheduled for the weekend of January 18th.
I asked Rocker if he was excited on the potential of playing in a Bobby Petrino style offense, he said, "Yes, I am. Coach Petrino is known to take programs to the promise land and bring everybody to where they need to go. His resume is amazing and he pretty much has an all-SEC coaching staff."
"Toughness, footwork, and football IQ" are the terms the 6-foot-4, 296-pounder used to describe himself as a football player.
With his recruitment officially re-opened and national signing day a little more than three weeks away, it will be interesting to see if other teams will jump in the mix for the football talents of Donald Rocker.