His itinerary is set and all the registrations have been made. Now all that’s
left for Rocko Khoury is to attend the slew of one-day and school camps he has
signed up for so he can show college coaches what he can bring to their respective
teams. The 6’5, 282-lb younger has already been receiving significant
attention thanks to impressive performances during his past three seasons, and
at the recent NIKE Camp in West Lafayette.
”I’ll be going to Central Michigan’s one-day on the 10th
(of June), Duke on the 16th, Michigan’s on the 18th and 19th, then Michigan State and Wisconsin. I might also go to Grand Valley’s camp, but it is
three days long, so I don’t know yet.”
Khoury will be looking to earn offers at all of those locations and got a good
start last week when Western Michigan came through with the his first scholarship
offer. In addition to the Broncos and the schools he will camp at, the big tackle
also reports interest from Indiana and Wisconsin. All of those programs are
looking for him to man a very important spot.
”I played left tackle last year and all of [those schools] said I’d
probably end up playing left tackle,” he said.
When he heads to the University of Michigan for camp, it will be Khoury’s
first opportunity to participate in the Wolverines’ summer technique school,
but it will most certainly not be the first time he has made the four hour trip
from Traverse City to Ann Arbor.
”I went to their junior days and a bunch of their games last year,”
The Wolverines also made the four hour trip in reverse to drop in on Khoury
and his teammates, but unfortunately for them, it was a stop that didn’t
produce any results at the time.
”Coach Stripling stopped by the school a month and a half ago, but I
didn’t get to see him because I was absent that day,” Khoury explained.
“I had something to do down state.”
With Khoury transferring from Traverse City Central to Traverse City West,
it will be a busy transition period for him over the next few months as he adjusts
to a new team. Just to be certain that all of his focus will be on helping TC
West get to the playoffs, Khoury is hoping all of the recruiting burdens will
be off his shoulders by then.
”I would really like to commit before the season starts,” he said.