King hearing from UO

Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View offensive lineman Keenan King is receiving some interest from the University of Oregon. How is the relationship between King and Oregon early on and who are his current leaders?

Oregon is dipping back into Nevada for offensive linemen and have expressed interest in three-star Las Vegas prospect Keenan King. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound big man spoke with about where his relationship stands with offensive line coach Steve Greatwood and offensive coordinator Scott Frost.

“I’ve talked to them a couple times,” he said. “It’s nice talking to them. But yeah, I’m very interested in going to that school.”

The coaches appear to like King’s athleticism that comes along with his big frame. It’s actually one of the reasons that King himself believes he would be a good fit within the Oregon offensive scheme.

“They just say that they love my quickness, that I’m fast on my feet, they said I’m good for the fast-paced offense, just that kind of stuff,” he said. “I’m an agile and explosive lineman so they like it. They told me that a lot.”

King said he is former teammates with current Duck offensive tackle Elijah George. Although he hasn’t been able to personally pick George’s brain about Oregon, he has spoken to George’s father, who gave Oregon high praise.

“His dad said it’s a nice school,” he said. “It’s in a good area, they’re good coaches, good people. He said it’s just a perfect school.”

King has never been to Oregon, but has relatives that lived in Eugene and are loyal to the program. If an offer materializes, he indicated it would be a big one.

“That would definitely put them at one of the tops,” he said. “I would really consider it.”

King hopes he ends up at a program where he will have a shot at playing early. He mentioned Arizona State as his current leader with Oregon State and UNLV right behind them. He’s visited Arizona State, UNLV, USC and San Diego State so far and said he’s keeping his schedule open for more visits during the spring.

King is unsure of whether he’ll stay in the West region or venture farther inland when he makes a final choice, but he made it clear he will not be waiting until National Signing Day.

“I don’t want to wait until signing day but I want to have it figured out by almost senior year, or have a couple schools down to my top picks and then go from there,” he said.

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