Indianapolis—Sitting calmly on a stool in a pea green sweater, the future was surrounding him.
Behind the quarterback sat the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, a high-tech sophisticated training center meant to get athletes ready to move their career to the next level.
That’s what is ahead for Andrew Luck, the seemingly "'Can-Do-No-Wrong" signal-caller from Stanford whose considered the top prize in this year's NFL Draft.
"A whole battery of tests," is how Luck described his run-through at the temporary training facility at the Media Center in the JW Marriott.
While this bright-lit facility represents his near future, with likely more of these types of training events to come before the NFL Combine in late February, there was a broader association to be made with Luck in the Circle City.
Sitting atop the NFL Draft board is a horseshoe, thanks to the Colts abysmal 2-14 season in 2011. With Peyton Manning's future in severe doubt, both contractually and physically, it would seem that a temporary visit to Indianapolis during the Super Bowl may become more permanent in approximately two months.
While the topic has been easy bait for the thousands of media around the country, Luck is not about to take it for the sake of the immediate future.
"That is so far down the road," said the polished Luck in response to a question about possibly coming to Indianapolis as the number one pick. "I'm focused on one step. What's that? It’s the combine.
"I haven't given much thought to living and all that other stuff."
As proof of this desire, Luck said he has not looked as far ahead at his strategy for his next appearance in Indianapolis. Though he is considered generally the top prospect, after throwing for 3,517 yards and 37 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in 2011 with Stanford.
Each prospect can choose to participate in every combine activity or skip a few, and Luck has not even gotten that far yet.
"I don't have to make that decision today," said Luck. "I'll talk to people around me and formulate a game plan, per se."
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