February 8, 2011

King to go from peach state to a peach of a city

Louisiana Tech began recruiting Tevin King in early August but was the only school that stayed with him until the end. Two years ago, Louisiana Tech graduate assistant Zach Yenser was King's running backs coach at Colquitt County High School.

Given King's connection to Louisiana Tech it seemed Tech had an inside track to get him all along.

"It would have been a high chance I would have signed with [Tech]," said King even if all the schools recruiting him would have stayed around.

Those others schools recruiting King were Arkansas State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, East Carolina, Marshall, and UAB. Then he said, "my grades fell off a bit and everyone quit recruiting me except Louisiana Tech."

In order to get eligible with the NCAA clearinghouse King will be taking the SAT soon and will be taking three classes in the summer. King said, "I feel very confident that I will get my grades up." He added, "I feel like if I try hard and everyone is going to do what they can top get me there. I want to be at Louisiana Tech."

King's high school offense was the "Tony Franklin System" so he feels very comfortable with the offense at Tech. King said Tech wants him as a running back and says his strength of his game is his ability to make the first person miss. He likens his game to that of former Ole Miss Rebel Dexter McCluster. He also said that he thinks his and former Bulldog Philip Livas' games are very similar.

As a sophomore in high school, King ran a 4.4 flat in the 40-yard dash and he said that is the last time he ran the 40. He feels that if he ran it now he could run a 4.3.

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