Luck in awe of moving into Peyton's place

NFL draft prospect Andrew Luck speaks with the media after leading football drills at the NFL Play...

NFL draft prospect Andrew Luck speaks with the media after leading football drills at the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival in New York, N.Y., April 25, 2012. (ADAM HUNGER/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:34 PM ET

NEW YORK - Now that the Indianapolis Colts finally have declared their intention to draft him, Andrew Luck finally can say it. "Those are some huge shoes to fill," he said of replacing quarterback Peyton Manning. Luck and 25 other top draft prospects spoke with reporters Wednesday after helping out at an NFL event advocating youth fitness. The Colts will make Luck the No. 1 overall pick in the draft Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. "There's no other way of really putting it," Luck said of Manning, 36, who has signed with the Denver Broncos after 14 years with the Colts. "He's a legend. He's arguably the best ever. And, you know, I'll do my best. If one day I can be mentioned up there with Peyton Manning, that would be my football dreams come true." That will have to wait until after he takes his final exam at Stanford University on June 8, he said. Then he'll be off to Indy. What about a place to live? "No, I haven't looked for a house yet. My family lives about five hours away (in West Virginia). So I'm sure they'll drive out there at some point soon, and start that whole process." The House that Peyton Built -- Lucas Oil Field -- awaits.

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