Pack Still in it for King?

Does NC State still have a chance with one of NC's top wide receivers? Pack Pride has the latest.

As a junior,   Nigel King racked up close to 900 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers are solid but even more impressive when you consider the rising senior missed much of the early part of the season due to injury.


Boasting good size at 6-2, 190 pounds, King has a flair for the dramatic and has earned a reputation for making the impossible look routine. He has tremendous hands and an impressive ability to adjust to the ball in midair and turn an incompletion into a reception.

NC State was one of the first schools to jump on the King bandwagon and would appear to have several bullets in the gun to help them emerge as a serious player to land his commitment.


First off, King hails from Wakefield High School in Raleigh. He's also next door neighbors with a member of the Pack's coaching staff. Neither really means King will end up wearing red and white, but they are advantages in State's corner.

"I haven't spoken with them since their junior day," King recently told Pack Pride. "The last time I spoke with anyone from NC State was then.

"Everything there (at junior day) went pretty well. I'm from Raleigh so I've been around NC State. I know what it's like. Coach Petercuskie is my recruiting coach and he's my next door neighbor, too, so we have a pretty good relationship. Coach Bible has been sick but I talk to him whenever I can."

King recently picked up an offer from West Virginia. He also holds offers from Colorado, East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland and NC State. At one point LSU was a major factor in King's recruitment, but he hasn't spoken with the Tigers lately and appears to be looking in other directions.

"I want to take a trip to Maryland and now West Virginia," King noted. "I'll probably do that sometime soon so I can watch them practice and get a feel for what (their schools are) like."

King, along with his Wakefield teammates, recently finished their basketball season with a loss in the second round of the state playoffs. He will now transition into his track season.


Rated a three-star prospect by, don't look for a decision from King anytime soon as he plans to continue evaluating his options before settling on his college destination.

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