King Me

Tevin King was a big hit at Louisiana Tech's signing day luncheon. His video drew the most buzz of all the recruits in the program.

Tevin King was hearing from almost everyone in the beginning. "Florida State, Florida, and Auburn were all talking to me," explained the 5'7" speedster. "They all wanted to offer but I was having a little trouble getting my classes so I can reach the clearinghouse. They all dropped me, but offers came from UAB, Marshall, East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, and Arkansas State."

So where did Louisiana Tech come in? "They came in the early fall," noted King. "I knew about them because my running backs coach I had last year (Zach Yenser) got hired there as a graduate assistant."

King went on to explain how Louisiana Tech began to recruit him. "They offered after like four games," he said. "When I talked to Coach Franklin, he was so straight up about everything and it made me feel comfortable about talking to him. He told me about how they run the offense which made me really like them a lot."

King admitted he still had to take a class over the summer and improve a little on the SAT. Even with being just short on being qualified, King said UAB sent scholarship papers on signing day in hopes he would sign with them.

King rushed for 2,047 yards last season for Colquitt County. "I'm fired up about coming," he added. "Every time I touch the ball, I want to go the distance. If it's a five yard run, I feel like it's a bad run. I try to set goals to make myself better at everything i do."

King certainly has a knack for tearing off long runs. He had Bulldog fans talking about Ryan Moats and Phillip Livas. Fans can't wait to see Tevin on the field inside Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturdays. For his part, Tevin King is ready.

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