One of the surprise standouts at Sunday's Rivals Camp Series event in Pittsburgh was Niles (Ohio) McKinley offensive tackle Josh Krok. The 6-foot-9, 307-pounder nearly won MVP in a deep group of offensive linemen.
"I definitely wanted to show how quickly I can move and focus on my hand placement," Krok said coming out of the event. "I believe from watching the video that I did pretty well. I think I showed pretty well through all the drills as well."
Krok went into Sunday's camp with just three scholarship offers from West Virginia, Akron and Toledo. He added one from Kent State soon after the Rivals Camp.
The offer from West Virginia was Krok's first from a BCS program, and caught the big offensive tackle's attention.
"I was pretty excited about that… I didn't expect it," he said. "I am going to make a visit there in a couple of weeks. From what I seen last year, it is a good school."
Programs that are in early on Krok may have an advantage when it comes time for him to make his college selection.
"I look for people that have been there, not people who are just now coming in," Krok said. "I know people who have been there are very interested in me."
Other schools that are showing early interest include Cincinnati. Krok also has a connection to Syracuse because his grandfather played for the Orange in the 1960's.