Georgia Offers 2010's King

Georgia has done a good job of recruiting in North Carolina – and they hope to continue that push in 2010.

Defensive end Gabe King got an offer from Georgia about a month ago, he said, and he's curious about the Bulldogs.

"I am interested in them," King said. "I was in shock when I got the offer because I don't know how they saw me."

King pointed out that the rest of the schools who have offered him are relatively close to him. N.C. State, Duke and North Carolina are the other schools who have offered the talent. He said he's not sure why Wake Forest has not contacted him much.

"Georgia made the offer at the start of the season - probably the fourth game," he recalled. "I probably got an offer each week during the middle of the season."

While King is being recruited as a defensive end, he lines up at defensive end, tight end and even receiver for Page High School in Greensboro, NC.

"We play Chapel Hill in the playoffs Friday night," he said. "If we win we continue on in the playoffs."

That would give coaches from around the area a chance to see what they may have been missing. Still, King said that he's seen a slew of coaches on the sidelines already this year.

"I have seen the coaches from Georgia, ECU, Costal Carolina, Duke and North Carolina. I can't really see everyone, because they are in the stands," he said.

No decision about college will be made soon, but King said he's looking to go to the place that will be best for his future. He will also be paying close attention to the coaching staff at the schools recruiting him.

"I want to graduate in whatever I choose to major in at the college I pick," he said. "You can tell when it's a family (at the school) and when it's just a coaching staff. I am looking where I can join a family - not just a football team. I just want to go somewhere where I will be successful. I will play eventually - I know I will play eventually, so I want to go to somewhere that after I graduate I know that I will be able to take care of my family."

King said he gets mail all of the time from Florida, Clemson and Florida State. He said he is very interested in visiting Georgia, Alabama and Florida in the near future.

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