King Talks Lions

A tour of spring break visits just wrapped up for four-star defensive lineman Josh King, including a trip to Penn State.

A spring break trip is in the books for four-star defensive lineman Josh King of Hinsdale South (Ill.), and one of the stops was Penn State.

"My first visit was Michigan State then we hit Michigan that same day then we went to Penn State and then made it to Ohio State then before that we went to Wisconsin," King said.

Penn State was a trip that pleasantly surprised King, beginning from the moment that he stepped on campus.

"That was actually a pretty cool one. When we first got there they had the whole coaching staff, assistants, recruiting guys just waiting on us to greet us, it was really special," King said.

One thing that stood out to the 6-7, 240-pound prospect goes beyond just the football program.

"Honestly the people. They were really cool for a town, I wasn’t sure what to expect but it really surprised me. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I thought it would be small and but it was a fun place," King said.

It was also the first time that King got to spend one-on-one time with head coach James Franklin. Even though Franklin, defensive line coach Sean Spencer and area recruiter Ricky Rahne have all visited King at Hinsdale South to see the four-star.

"We came there and they showed us around and then I met every coach and we ate and then talked with Coach Franklin for a while too. It was cool talking to him, when we first got there we go to eat lunch with the entire staff and you can tell they all really like each other, it really wasn't about recruiting it was about getting to know each other," King said.

As for a decision, a cut in King's list is coming likely soon.

"I will either a top five or top six probably sometime soon. I will either tweet it out or something," King said. "I’ll probably take like three or four officials, I don’t think that I will need all five of them. I will decide after my senior season."

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