This week is all about the Rose Bowl, but naturally there is a pressing question whenever Iowa cornerback Desmond King meets with the media this time of year. He's had a sensational season and is a candidate to leave college early to enter the NFL Draft in 2016. However, that is a decision that has yet to be made.
"No," King answered about if he's made any ground on whether or not to declare early for the NFL Draft. "Not until the time comes (will I make a decision). The deadline (to declare) is January 18. When the time comes, that's when the decision will be made."
King's performance during his junior year has propelled him into the draft conversation. He accumulated 67 tackles and 8 interceptions. His 8 interceptions lead the Big Ten, was second in the NCAA, and tied the school record held by Nile Kinnick and Lou King.
The Rose Bowl could possibly be his last game in a Hawkeye uniform but he has not let that come into play. He has built a wall between himself an all that outside noise so he's able to stay comfortable and prepare the way he is always does.
"No, there's no pressure at all," he responded about if there's any pressure with it potentially being his last game for Iowa. "I don't like pressure around me. I don't like to be couped up or anything. I try to stay relaxed whenever I can."