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K-State lands daily double from Navarro

12/21/2011

First it was Marquez Clark, then it was Tavon Rooks turn.

K-State landed one of the nation's top junior college receivers in Clark and then a few hours later was able to land highly-coveted juco offensive lineman Rooks. Both are teammates at Corsicana (Texas) Navarro J.C.

"It was one of the toughest things I ever had to do," Rooks, who is 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, said. "I kept going back and forth between West Virginia and K-State, but in the end, I just knew K-State was the place for me."

Rooks visited both K-State and West Virginia in early December and came away impressed with both places, but he said in the end the opportunity to play with Clark and play for a team that went 10-2 this season was big in his decision.

"K-State didn't promise me anything," Rooks said. "But coach (Charlie) Dickey told me if I came in, worked hard, then I would have a chance to be a part of something special."