King Hears from Burns

North Charleston standout Jarriel King is looking hard at both in-state schools as he prepares for his official visits. has the latest on the in-state battle in this recruiting update.

DL Jarriel King
6-6, 270
North Charleston High School
North Charleston, South Carolina

The 6-6, 270 pound prospect spent his time over the holidays with his family, and on the basketball court. "I just visited with family over the holiday. I also played some basketball," King told in a recent interview. The talented athlete also plays basketball as well for North Charleston High.

When asked who his current leaders are, King responded, "South Carolina and Clemson are my leaders right now. I'm still looking at both schools, seeing what they have to offer."

Both schools will get official visits over the next few weeks from the talented defensive lineman. "I am going to South Carolina on January 14. I will be going to Clemson on January 21. Right now, those are my visits," said King.

"Coach Burns called today but he didn't reach me because I was at basketball practice. I am probably going to call him back on Monday. Coach Spurrier called last week. He told me about the new defensive line coach."

How will the North Charleston standout decide between the two Palmetto state programs?

"I'll just look at the environment and the education. Football is important to me but I really want to make sure I get a good education. I want to major in Computer Science or Engineering," said King. The Gamecocks will have an advantage if King listens to his mother. "My mom wants me to go to South Carolina because it is closer. She would rather have me closer to home."

Location is also important to his mother, but it's not a big factor for Jarriel. "Location matters, but it's not a big deal," stated King. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2005. Top Stories