Spring (Texas) Klein Oak cornerback Nygel King has heard a lot about Iowa State, and following a spring in which the Cyclones showed strong interest with visits and communication, he now has much more to learn.
The 6-foot-2 Houston-area cornerback already held a Power 5 offer from Kansas when Iowa State offered one week ago. He also holds offers from the likes of Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas, SMU and Toledo among others.
“I believe [Iowa State] came out on the school week or the third week of spring,” King said. “[Tommy Mangino] came back another time and saw me and told that me he’d be in contact and gave me his card and everything. After that we kind of just talked on Twitter and just talked like that. He called me [Thursday] and offered me.”
King is a strong man-to-man corner who finished last season with 60 tackles and two interceptions for Klein Oak. The Cyclones have told King they view him as a cornerback at the next level.
While King will wait to hear more from Iowa State secondary coach Maurice Linguist down the road about how he fits at cornerback, he has already built a strong relationship with Mangino, his primary recruiter.
“I felt really good about Iowa State and you kind of get a feeling when you talk to coaches and scouts,” King said. “Coach Mangino is a great guy to talk to and he’s a really, really great recruiter. I love him as a person. He’s a great guy.”
Meanwhile, King has also heard plenty about Iowa State from an interesting source, and the combination has him thinking about a summer visit.
“Iowa State, I’m really considering taking a visit up there. It seems like a great school,” King said. “My English teacher went to Iowa State. She told me that it’s a really great school and great campus.”
King was set to talk with his family in recent days about what schools he may visit. The hope is that those visits will primarily be wrapped up by summer’s end leading to a commitment to his future school.
“I think I’m going to take a lot of my visits this summer to schools that I really want to go to and am interested in,” King said of his timeline. “Then hopefully I’ll talk to my coach and everything and I’m going to try to commit to a school before we start the next season.”