King Looking Out of State?

Wakefield (NC) wide receiver Nigel King was an early lean to NC State but appears to have adjusted that thinking over the last couple of months. Pack Pride has the latest.

At one point earlier this year junior wide receiver Nigel King was listing NC State near the top of his list. Has that changed?

The 6-2, 190-pound prospect from Wakefield is right in the Pack's backyard, so he's obviously going to be a high recruiting priority for State. While the Pack hasn't offered officially, others -- such as LSU, Maryland and Louisville -- have.

King attended State's game against Duke a little over a week ago, and while he doesn't have anything negative to say about the Pack, he seems to be leaning in other directions.

"I've talked to NC State a lot," King explained. "I actually live right next door to one of their coaches -- coach (Jerry) Petercuskie. I don't really want to violate any rules so I don't really talk to him, except when I'm allowed to.

"I like State a lot. It's just that I'm not sure if I want to go to school in-state right now. As of right now I don't want to go to school in the state. I've visited lots of other parts of the country and I just kind of want to get away."

King is interested in the likes of LSU, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and several others from different parts of the country.

If he were to decide that he wants to play his college ball in the state, where would he probably end up?

"I'd say it would probably be either North Carolina or NC State," he said.

King said his coach recently sent film out, so don't be surprised if his offer list continues to grow in the coming weeks. He is expected to be one of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2011 when rankings are released later next year.

Editor's Note- King was interviewed prior to receiving his official offer from NC State.


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