UNC Takes Lead for King

Gabe King has crowned North Carolina his favorite school.

"I think UNC is winning right now," said King, who attended UNC's Junior Day last month. "I've had an opportunity to meet with all the coaches, visit and see the campus. I like what I see and I like what I hear. Everything is looking pretty good."

Furthermore, King, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end from Greensboro (N.C.) Page, has begun to establish a relationship with John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach. King says the two have maintained steady communication for the last month and a half.

"We talk about different things – life, how I'm doing, how my family is doing," King said. "It's hardly ever about football; it's just about different things that are going on in my life."

In addition to UNC, King says his top five favorite schools are California, Clemson, Georgia, and NC State. All five have offered, as well as Duke, East Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and West Virginia.

King says he'll make a verbal commitment before the end of the summer.

"I just want to get it over with," King said. "The recruiting process is really strenuous right now."

While he believes he'll wait until July or August, King says there's a possibility that he could commit sooner.

"I want to make some more visits to some schools and some camps this summer," King said. "I just want to see how everything is run. And if I don't like what I'm seeing, I believe I could commit early than I planned."

King said he is looking to visit a few schools – including Maryland, Tennessee, and West Virginia – for either a spring practice or spring game. His summer camp stops will include California, UNC, and NC State.

"I would like to get around to everywhere," King said. "I'm trying to get to everything, because I don't want to make the wrong decision."

Thus far this spring, King has attended junior days at Clemson, Maryland, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest.

King camped at UNC last summer and attended two football games, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame, that season.

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