RECRUITING: Eugene LB is the "King" in O

Sooners take linebacker search to the Great Northwest for Oregon's top prospect

EPI KING, LB, 6'0, 200, 4.6, DALLAS, OREGON:

King is regarded as the top linebackers in Oregon, but many coaches are concerned about his size. He will be a three-year starter this year and earned all-league honors at linebacker and running back last season.

"I played both inside and outside linebacker last season," said King. "I am also getting some looks at running back and I wouldn't mind playing some running back next season."

King finished last season with close to 100 tackles and managed to pick off four passes. King also rushed for 1,000 yards last season.

King can bench 315 pounds and has a 28-inch vertical jump. King went to the Oregon one day camp this summer and went to the NIKE camp in Eugene, Oregon.

King has yet to receive an offer, but figures two or three are coming soon.

"BYU and Oregon are the two schools that are showing me the most interest," said King. "I have also talked to Oklahoma, but that has only been once or twice. I am not sure what they think, but there is no question that I have an interest in them. Oregon and Oklahoma are recruiting me as a linebacker, while BYU is looking at me as a running back. Oregon would have to be my favorite school right now."

King is still looking to qualify.

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