MORTLAKE teenager Luke Rounds wants his first direct contract with AFL super club Collingwood to snap him back to reality - even if it is a daunting one.The 17-year-old Mortlake College student is in a surrealistic space after being recruited by the Magpies at number 46 in Saturday's national draft."I still can't really believe it to be honest," Rounds told The Standard after watching his name flash up on the AFL website."It still hasn't sunk in yet."Rounds, who played last season with the Geelong Falcons and Terang Mortlake, expects to join Collingwood for pre-season training as early as today after celebrating his elevation to the big league with family and friends.A laptop computer set up on a kitchen table beamed the draft to the family's Townsend Street home on Saturday morning. Among the keen observers were the young footballer's parents Sally Rounds-Wareham and Jamie Wareham, his grandparents Judith and Graeme McDonald, of The Sisters, Geelong Falcons teammate Ben Moloney, friends Tim Delaney and Jai McColl.Rounds revealed he didn't sleep well on Friday night but had his nerves in check on Saturday."I got up a few times and couldn't get back to sleep," he said."I wasn't real sure what was going to happen. I never thought I was a certainty."Although he grew up supporting rival AFL team Essendon, Rounds is pleased to land a Melbourne-based club because of its close proximity to home.Saturday's draft triumph capped a breakout year for the pacy midfielder.As well as establishing himself with the Geelong Falcons, he represented Victoria Country at under 18 level and finished the season playing in a Hampden league premiership with Terang Mortlake."Early this year I got a letter from Vic Country under 18s," Rounds recalled."I thought I was no chance but then I made that and played at the MCG and doors started opening after that."At the start of the year I would never have picked to achieve what I did," he said.Rounds said he learnt a lot last season from Geelong Falcons coach Garry Hocking and football manager Cameron Loftus."Just heaps of little footy things," he said. "They told me what I had to work on."Rounds enhanced his draft prospects with top-five results in most areas at the state screening and the test which may have proved decisive was the 20-metre sprint in which he set the fastest time.Terang Mortlake playing coach Matthew Irving said Rounds' burst pace made him a standout player, as well as his attention to detail with training and his diet."It's real exciting for him," he said."He's a kid who puts a fair bit of time and effort into his game."That's why he played in the grand final. He picked himself really."Irving said Rounds started to emerge as an AFL prospect in 2007 when he represented Victoria Country at under 16 level."I talked to (coach) Leon Harris and he said Luke had that flair about him and ability to win his own ball," he said.Rounds was the only south-west player to be picked up in the draft, despite high expectations for Luke Thompson, Timboon Demons, Zacc Ledin, North Warrnambool Eagles, Jordie McKenzie, Terang Mortlake, and Tom Simpkin, Colac.The Geelong Falcons also produced Ayce Cordy, who went father-son at number 14 to Western Bulldogs, Jordan Jones to West Coast Eagles with pick 52 and Ben Bucovaz at 56 to Fremantle.