As Oklahoma State welcomed in 14 official visitors this weekend, all 14 of them verbally committed to the Cowboys, there were two running back in the class in Canadian Chuba Hubbard and Georgia standout J.D. King of Fitzgerald, Ga., a school that came so close to winning a state championship.
King is a 5-11, 205-pound back who has all the tools – speed, power, and pass catching ability. He finished this season with 1,810yards rushing and 21 touchdowns while also catching passes for nearly 600 yards and nine touchdowns.
King is an important part of the recruiting class and after the visit I think you can count him as sold on Oklahoma State and he likes the head coach's house.
"It was great, all of it was great and they treated us like kings," King said creating kind of pun without trying. "It was so much more than I expected and it felt like home. I wanted to stay but we had to go home and the good thing is we get to come back."
We spoke to King as he was waiting to board his flight at the Stillwater Regional Airport. He kept going on and on.
"The food was great, we had steak, shrimp, and the mashed potatoes were awesome. Everything was good," King said. "Then we went out to coach's house and it's pretty nice. We watched the East-West Game and ate nachos. We played baseball and basketball. It is magnificent. He has a lot of land out there, kind of a mini farm, so we went on the trails. It was really fun."
King said he will be involved in track this spring and he has a heavy plate from what he told us as far as the events that his coach has him working on. "Yes, I'm going to work long jump, 4x100 relay, 100, and 200," King said.
He said he his mom was with him and she was impressed too. The comments that stood out were the ones about wanting to stay, but he will be back soon enough.