SoCal Athlete Getting ASU Attention

Geordan King may not have any offers to date, but that's not to say that the Phelan, Calif. athlete isn't being pursued by programs such as Arizona State.

"Coach Alexander contacted me a few weeks ago," King said. "He told me that the school was interested in me and that they liked my tough running style. He wanted me to keep on working hard in the weight room and come to their summer camp.

"He said that they are looking at me as a running back but also as a defensive back. He asked me what position I'm comfortable at and I told him I'm comfortable at both. I have been playing running back longer and rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. But a lot of coaches said that they like my skills at defensive back. I have been switching between safety and corner when I go to the 7 on 7 tournaments but I have been playing more corner. Last season I just played at running back."

The 5-11 180-pound Geordan King said that his toughness and leadership define him the most.

"I can also be very agile," King commented. "I have good footwork and good hands, good vision…that is some of the stuff I work on day in and day out. My fastest 40-time is a 4.45."

Arizona, UCLA, San Diego State, Utah and Oregon State are just some of the schools that have been in contact with the Serrano High School standout.

"I think ASU may be the first school to offer me," King remarked, "just because they like how I play both ways."

Aside from the Sun Devils' Southern California satellite camp, King plans to visit San Diego State as well. He did attend UCLA's spring game last weekend. King admitted that he is most looking forward to a summer visit to Tempe which he also plans to partake in.

"I followed Arizona State a lot on TV," King described, "watching their running backs and DB's. Watching them play on both sides of the ball, you can tell they are all on the same page and I like that sense of togetherness. Everything they do is very fast and everything is on point, nothing is wrong. You can tell that they practice prefect because that is the way they play. That is something I really noticed.

"I know one of their players, Rashad Wadood, so if I came there I know that he can teach me the corner position."

King said that he doesn't have a set timetable to when he will make his decision and added that it would largely depend on the college that he ultimately would want to be a part of.

"If the school was Arizona State or some school in California that I liked," King said, "schools that I know a lot about their academic program, athletic program, I would definitely consider committing early. But if the school I was considering was far away and I didn't know too much about, I would probably wait with my decision so I could learn more about them and let the process play out.

"I'm looking for a school that first and foremost has good academics, make sure they offer the majors I want to take because football won't last forever. I'm also going to see what the school can do to make me a better player, and also a better man."

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