Travon King

New Jersey ATH Travon King has Big Ten, ACC, AAC, Big 12, SEC schools on him

Camden (N.J.) Wilson athlete Travon King is making Big Ten, ACC visits, and is adding offers.

As Travon King embarks on a midwest tour of five schools in the next few days, much of his comparisons will be with in-state Rutgers.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound King, an intriguing athlete from Camden (N.J.) Wilson, picked up an offer from the Scarlet Knights a few weeks ago. He also holds offers from Tulane, where his coach played in college, Houston and NC State.

King is visiting MichiganOhio StateMichigan StatePurdue and Pittsburgh in the next three days and he will be at Temple on Monday, so more offers could be coming. In addition, King has a fondness for Oklahoma State and Tennessee, and he is hearing from both programs.

"The say I'm a big play-maker, and they like my athleticism on both sides of the ball," King said. "I'm looking for a good academic program, first of all, and a place I could live in a safe environment and stay out of trouble."

King plays receiver and defensive end for Wilson. Depending on how much size he adds in the coming years, he could also play tight end or outside linebacker in college.

The school King knows the best is Rutgers, where he visited recently. Also, former teammate Edwin Lopez signed with the Scarlet Knights two weeks ago.

"I like their coaching staff," King said. "I like the environment there, and that they compete. I saw their meeting rooms, the weight room, and saw all their facilities."

What stood out to King?

"I like the football facilities," he said. "The coaching staff is really nice. I like how they are grades first, and how you're a student-athlete. I like that first. It's not just about football. They want you to become a better person."

Meanwhile, King is keeping his eyes on Oklahoma State and Tennessee.

"They were my two dream schools since I was a young boy," King said. "Oklahoma State, I follow them on social media and I see a lot of their practices on snap chat. They are just like Rutgers, they compete a lot. I get mail with them talking about their academic program.

"With Tennessee, it's basically the same thing. They send me mail, and I want to get out and see what it's all about."

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