"I have already made my decision," he told Scout.com earlier this week. "I made it about a month ago. I just kept it under wraps. About three or four weeks ago I decided I would go ahead and schedule an announcement so I can get all of this behind me."
Clemson, like the Bulldogs, has done a good job of picking up early commitments for the class of 2008. The Tigers boast six commitments including wide receiver Marquan Jones and Jon Richt, son of Georgia head coach Mark Richt. The Bulldogs have eight commitments including two five-star recruits – defensive tackle Deangelo Tyson and receiver A.J. Green.
King said he knew he was ready to make the decision after the spring, when he felt "drained" and "tired" of dealing with the recruiting process.
"I was just getting worn down with recruiting," he said after scheduling his press conference.