I know King is very athletic; but before I anoint him “the most talented player we have not named Ed Oliver,” I think a review of his stats may be in order. Last season’s stats:
23 receptions for 228 yards; 22.8 yards per game (5th on team), 1 TD
15 carries, net 56 yards, 3.7 yards per carry, 5.6 yards per game, 0 TD’s.
2 of 3 for 20 yards and 1 TD. Longest completion 15 yards.
10 for 254 yards, 1 TD (a 99 yard return against Texas State)
6 for 29 yards (4.8 yard average)
His most dazzling stats are his KO returns with that long one against Tx St skewing his average.
Why did I post this? Because some on here think he is the next Greg Ward. Well there isn’t going to be another Greg Ward, though King may turn out to be really good as QB or receiver. But we may have a true freshman just as talented as King (maybe Bryson Smith, I don’t know) and we have some guys on the team that have done more with less acclaim (does Bonner and Dunbar ring a bell?). And there are some other really talented guys on the defense also. Don’t forget, we will also have another crop coming in next fall.
My main point is, don’t be giving a guy a position he has yet to earn.