Posted: 3:39 pm Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Tech signee Klock playing in Big 33 all-star game 

By Ken Sugiura

Three days before he is to report to Georgia Tech to begin his Yellow Jackets career, incoming freshman Trey Klock will play in one of the oldest and most prestigious high school football all-star games in the country.

An offensive tackle, Klock will play for the Pennsylvania team against Maryland in the Big 33 Football Classic Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s the 57th edition of the game, which has traditionally brought each state’s top players. Game organizers are proud of the fact that every Super Bowl has had a former Big 33 player in it, though the game has reportedly not drawn the type of talent it once did, in part because more players enroll early or leave for college in the summer, as Klock will.

The game will be played at Hersheypark Stadium, where Klock has played his home games for Lower Dauphin High School.

“That’s an awesome thing,” Klock said. “I grew up around the game. It’s been so close to me. We were a host family for a while. To be able to play in it, it’s a big thing for me for sure.”

Klock said he is feeling healthy and weighs about 270 pounds, up about 10 pounds from his listed weight from signing day. In the winter, he had surgery to address a broken-foot injury that didn’t heal properly, he said. He has been following the workout regimen provided by the Tech strength and conditioning staff.

“I’m just excited to be able to play at the next level,” he said.

Days before making the drive to Atlanta, he conceded to being nervous, but said that “I feel comfortable with the coaching staff and the training staff. They’ve done a great job to get us adjusted to college life and prepare us the best that they can. It comes down to how hard we’re willing to work.”

The Big 33 game will be carried on ESPN3. Klock will be wearing No. 15 and playing defensive end.

15 comments
FreddieBlassie
FreddieBlassie

Tom Cooksey was a very good football player for GT. Congrats to the Cookseys on son, Tyler's signing a football scholarship at GT.

JacketTime
JacketTime

Ken can we get a list of names of the Superbowl palyers who played in the Big 33?

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Tyler Cooksey just committed to Tech, #21 ILB nationally per Rivals and #45 player in GA, welcome to the Flats Tyler!!!!


Offers from TN, TA&M, NS, NCST, Miss St, Mizzou among others.

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Big Crimson 75....was Klock signed as an athlete?  Wonder if he was always considered an O lineman by GT?  Happy Fathers Day all you Dad's!!!!!  My wife and 3 daughters are hundreds of miles away today so I really blew the lid off;  seasoned 3 iron skilitts, load of laundry, clipped my nails and now go to my 3:00 pm tee time. 

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

This kid's a big-time recruit. Perhaps the most up-side of anyone in this class.

Klock potentially becomes the first TE to play under a CPJ coached team. :)

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Paul in NH.....It is a shame there is no footage of that great basketball game and a record that surly will never be broken.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

Hershey Park Stadium is a neat spot - next door to an amusement park and a gym which saw the greatest single game performance in NBA history.

POAD2014
POAD2014

From what I have seen and read about KLOCK he is funny and a real good person. I hope he plays well and stays healthy. Ready to have him on the Flats and getting ready for 2014.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

That might have something to do with bad luck and not casting them off like other coaches who shall remain nameless, troll.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

CPJ recruited the youngster for OT, however many programs saw him as a TE.

As CPJ becomes less stubborn by continuing to implement a more modern offense in order to keep up with the times, he'll have to cave in and start using one.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@BigCrimson75 Klock did play some TE in last nights game. He was in the O huddle for plenty of plays.

CPJ could line him up as A-Back and send him on Blocking or a drag route like a TE.