King ready for Kansas official

With two unofficial visits already under his belt, Little Rock (AR) Pulaski Academy offensive lineman Jason King is familiar with pretty much everything about the University of Kansas - both the football program and the school. This weekend, he'll put the finishing touches on that knowledge with an official visit for Saturday's season opener.

By now, it's safe to say Jason King is familiar with the University of Kansas.

After two unofficial visits and countless phone calls between the big offensive lineman from Little Rock (AR) Pulaski Academy and the Jayhawks coaching staff, the list of things he doesn't know about the program and the school is pretty short.

But he hasn't seen everything. Thus, the official visit he'll take to Lawrence, Kan. this weekend, to take in the Kansas season-opener with McNeese State.

"I haven't met any of the players yet, so I'm really looking forward to seeing if I mesh with the team," King said. "I'm looking forward to seeing the game day atmosphere and how that is. I can't wait to meet everyone."

As of now, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect is down to a tentative final two of Colorado and Kansas. He's come to know both programs well throughout the recruiting process - and will take official visits to both before making a decision - but it appears as if the Jayhawks have been putting a little more effort into landing his services.

King has spoken with his lead recruiter on the staff, offensive line coach J.B. Grimes, multiple times per week during the past month, and has a weekly conversation with Head Coach Turner Gill.

The recent addition of wide receiver Neal Barlow, himself a former Pulaski Academy star and transfer from the University of Arkansas, is a mark in the Jayhawks' favor as well. Because as it turns out, King knows Barlow well.

"We talked before he got there, then I talked to him after he's been there and it's definitely helped," he said. "I get the real deal on everything that's going on and he loves it there. Our families are really good friends."

Still, King finds much to like about the Buffaloes as well, and though an official visit to the Boulder, Colo. campus hasn't been settled upon as of yet - it will no doubt be scheduled soon.

"As of right now, I really like both of those schools," he said, of Colorado and Kansas. "It's weird, it's a weird situation. I thought that I was going to be ready (to decide after the visits) right off the bat."

"If I go and I just fall in love one place, I might be ready," King added. "But I'm definitely going to take those two visits and not make a decision until I've been to both of those." Top Stories