- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Trey Klock (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) traveled to Florida to help clear his head for a few days. He wanted to commit Sunday, but a few last-minute pitches by colleges made him think about postponing it.
Klock had one final opportunity to get some time to think to himself on the airplane ride home, however, and that’s when he decided he would be flying south again next year to play his college football. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound two-way standout committed to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Sunday.
His decision comes on the heels of an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech last week. He then went to Florida from Atlanta to sit down with his family and make a decision.
“Some things happened in the last few days with coaches. I was confused and stressed and thought about pushing it back,” Klock said. “But I felt so welcomed and loved the staff and everything was great at Georgia Tech. Everything with Georgia Tech I fell in love with. I was ready to commit.”
A key factor in Klock’s decision was the comfort level with the players on the team. During his visit, Klock was able to spend a night with a few of the Georgia Tech players and felt an immediate bond. Klock felt like he fit in right away, which was a big part of his decision to pledge to the Yellow Jackets.
The Georgia Tech coaches have not decided on which side of the ball Klock will play, as he could also be a defensive end.
“What I’m looking forward to is being able to play on either side of the ball,” he said. “They don’t use normal tight ends, but I don’t think I’m a normal tight end.”
Klock is the seventh commitment of Paul Johnson’s 2014 class at Georgia Tech. He chose the Yellow Jackets over Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple.