Position: Defensive End
Location: Plant City (Fla.)
What to like: There's a lot to like about King, as he is one of the more under the radar prospects from the Sunshine State.
This is a tall defensive end with a nice frame with room to grow. King has long arms and plays the pass well. He gets off the ball and up field quickly. He also plays with a good motor.
King also does a good job against the run. He's best when the flow is away from him and he has to give chase. King moves well laterally and down the line.
What may be of concern: At this point there is not much concern with King other than he will likely need a red-shirt year. King certainly needs to hit the weight room to bulk up and gain strength. He will also need to learn the finer points of the position, play with better technique and develop an array of go-to moves for his pass rush.
Overall analysis: This was a good, late pull for Bo Pelini and Nebraska, as they flipped one of the better Central Florida commitments for George O'Leary. He can't be very happy about losing this defensive end from nearby Plant City.
I had a chance to see King play this past fall against Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay and he had a standout game. In fact, as a prospect, he looked better than Alabama bound offensive guard Montel McBride, his teammate.
Given time, I think King could turn himself into quite the player, as I like his upside. He has the size, length and tools to develop into a very productive player at the next level.