19 Players in 19 Days: Malik King

The seventh in our series covering the 19 commitments for the Ball State Football Class of 2014.

Malik King is just a winner.

The 6-3 285 Offensive Lineman from Muskegon, MI helped guide his team to back-to-back State Championship Games. His senior season concluded in a 12-2 record and a perfect 5-0 mark in conference play, which led him to be named All-Conference.

King is also noted as having an infectious personality and is a very intelligent football player. The personality will help adhere himself to his teammates and his football IQ will be of utmost importance as he embarks on his journey into collegiate football.

Strengths: The top thing that jumps off the page with King is his athleticism. For a 6-3 285 guy, he moves very well. He also is a tough kid that will maul his opponent until the whistle blows.

What to Work On: At 285, King will have to get a little bigger to handle the rigors of the college football. His athleticism will translate well to the next level, it will just be gaining a grasp for his position.

What to Expect This Coming Season: With a handful of returning starters and even more returning underclassmen, the likelihood that King sees the field as a true freshman is not high. This is a good thing however, as it will give him a year to add another 15 pounds of muscle, work on technique and become a dominate player that we project him to be in the future.

Tomorrow's Player: Damon Singleton.

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