Star Junior Wideout Receives UNC Offer

Junior Nigel King found out Tuesday that North Carolina has extended a scholarship offer.

"It's one of the offers that I'm excited to receive," King said. "I've been there, I know about the school, [and] its one of the schools that I like right now."

King, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield, adds UNC to a scholarship portfolio that already includes East Carolina, Colorado, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, and NC State.

A couple of weeks back, UNC invited King to its nationally televised Thursday night game against Florida State. King accepted.

"[UNC] was something I wanted to look at, because that's one of the local schools that I hadn't heard anything from," King said. "So I wanted to see how Carolina was."

Accompanied by his coach and mother, King made the trip. During their stay, King's coach dropped off film.

"I guess they watched my game film and liked it," King said. "I think Coach [John] Shoop has talked to my mom recently about some things and she told him that I'm really interested in Carolina."

King will return to Kenan Stadium this coming Saturday for the Tar Heels' game against Duke.

Besides UNC, King has visited Duke, East Carolina, and NC State.

King, who doesn't plan on making a verbal commitment until April or May, is open to every interested school, but he admits that two schools have really caught his attention.

"If I had favorites, my top two would be [North] Carolina and LSU," King said.

"LSU is a big time [football] school. Hopefully, when I go down [to Baton Rouge] I'll like it; I'll like everything about it.

"With Carolina, it's just the atmosphere, where it is, [and] I think I fit there."

King favoring UNC is somewhat surprising considering his family is big fans of archrival NC State.

"I grew up an NC State fan, but I can't really be a fan of any college right now," King said. "I'm going to go where I want to go to school and where I fit best."

Additionally, NC State assistant coach Jerry Petercuskie is a neighbor of King's.

As a sophomore, King totaled 853 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns.

After a minor hip injury forced him to miss the first half of this season, King picked up where he left off as a sophomore. In six games, he has accumulated 447 yards and seven touchdowns in receptions.

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