Growing up just outside of Mobile and playing for the same high school (Blount) as Auburn assistant Dameyune Craig, King was already very familiar with Craig when the coach was recruiting him while at Florida State. Now with the Tigers where he was a star quarterback, Craig is again recruiting King and he said that’s just one of the reasons why he likes Auburn at the moment.
“It was big for me because it was a school back home,” King said. “It was the first school to offer me inside the State of Alabama. I like Auburn and I like Dameyune Craig. He was recruiting me when I was in high school, but I didn’t get the right grades. Now I have everything together and he got Auburn to offer me now that I’m in juco.”
Already a four-star prospect on Scout, King has the talent to be an impact player on the next level and that’s one of the reasons why Auburn offered this week. With depth at cornerback a problem during the spring and two seniors in the group, Coaches Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson are looking for immediate help in 2016 and King could be that guy.
“They talked to me about that,” King said. “That’s one of the big things I’m looking for in a school. I want to come in and help the defense out and make a name for myself as a good player.
“Having Coach Muschamp and T Rob factors in a lot,” he added. “My juco coach (James Colzie) is best friends with T Rob so that’s a big plus too.”
Hoping to get a better idea of the Auburn program, coaches, and campus, King said when he’s back home he plans to take a trip to the Plains. His weekend of May 30-31 just happens to coincide with Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend, something that could definitely have an impact on the juco DB while visiting.
While he admits he’s just working through his offers at the moment with plans to commit sometime this summer and enroll in December, King said having an offer from Auburn is definitely one that could be a game-changer.
“I’m always going to consider the home state,” he said. “I’ll always consider the home school. Arizona State and North Carolina State are up there as well.”