Travon King (photo by Brian Dohn)

NC State In The Mix For King

Athlete Travon King of Camden (N.J.) Wilson updates his recruitment.

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Travon King, a receiver and linebacker prospect from Camden (N.J.) Wilson, made a recent visit to NC State, and Rutgers is in contact with him the most.

However, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound King said he is not ready to name leaders from an offer list that includes NC State, Rutgers, PittsburghPurdueHoustonBoston College, Temple and Tulane.

"Rutgers reaches out to me a lot," King said. "I reach out to every school the same, so I don't have any favorites, but Rutgers reaches out to me more than anybody. I try to reach out to every coach each week."

At Rutgers, receivers coach Jafar Williams, coach Chris Ash and defensive coordinator Jay Niemann are each involved with him.

"They said they're developing their players really well, and they want me to be a part of that," King said. 

King also has a teammate heading to Rutgers in safety Edwin Lopez, who signed in February.

"I hang out with Edwin all during the week," King said. "We talk about football, and what he is going to do when he gets up there. When he goes up there, I will be up there a lot to see how it really is.

"Some schools like me coming off the edge, but because I'm swift and smooth, they like me as an outside 'backer," King said. "They like me dropping into coverage or coming off the edge. Some schools like me at tight end, or playing both sides of the ball."

King made a visit last weekend to NC State on his way to a 7-on-7 tournament in Florida, and he was able to catch up with the coaching staff. His main contact is receivers coach George McDonald.

"I like coach McDonald," King said. "I like his personality. I met with a lot of their coaches. It seems like they really want me there. They like me on defense. They are leaving it up to me for what I want to choose, but they are saying for their defense, I would fit their defensive scheme really well."

While on campus, King spent time with Wolfpack freshman receiver Kelvin Harmon, who played in the same 7-on-7 organization.

"He broke things down for me," King said. "He told me to have fun with the recruiting process, but stay in my books, too. I have to qualify for the NCAA clearinghouse, so grades play a huge part. I look up to him. He stayed focused. When he got there and started the season as a true freshman ...I like the way they develop their players."

King is unsure of when he will make a decision, but he does not plan on a lengthy recruitment.

"It's going to last a little while longer, but not too much longer," King said. 

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