On Friday at 11 a.m. EST from the Wakefield High media center, 2011 prospect Nigel King will announce his plans for college.
Sources have confirmed with TigerSportsDigest.com that the three-star prospect is down to North Carolina and LSU, and that the Tigers are expected to be the team of choice.
At 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, King piled up early offers from LSU, North Carolina, Colorado, East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland and North Carolina State. The Tigers were the first school to offer.
Towards the end of October, King was clear about his desire to leave North Carolina for his college years.
“As of right now I don't want to go to school in the state,” he said. “I've visited lots of other parts of the country and I just kind of want to get away.”
King visited the LSU campus unofficially for the Arkansas game.
As a sophomore, he totaled 853 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. After a minor hip injury forced him to miss nearly half of his junior season, King picked up where he left off, accumulating 447 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his first six games back with the Wolverines.
King, who plans on graduating in December of 2010, will enroll at the university of his choice in January of 2011.
If King chooses LSU, he would make the third commitment to the 2011 class, joining in-state Redemptorist High talents La’el Collins and Jeremy Hill.
TigerSportsDigest.com will have live coverage from the Media Center at Wakefield High School starting at 9:30 a.m. CST.