La. WR likes Rutgers; hopes for written offer

A connection between a member of Rutgers' coaching staff and an assistant coach at a Louisiana school has led the Scarlet Knights to the Bayou to look at a receiver. The player likes Rutgers and said he could see himself committing if a written offer materializes. The player is also talking about taking an official visit to the New Jersey campus next month.

A connection between Rutgers receivers coach Brian Jenkins and the receivers coach at Destrehan (La.) High led the Scarlet Knights to recruiting Wildcats receiver Kyron King, and has the 6-foot, 190-pounder thinking he may want to spend his college days in New Jersey.

King said he does not have a written offer from Rutgers, but he is talking with the staff about taking an official visit next month, most likely Dec. 5 when the Scarlet Knights host West Virginia.

And, if a written offer comes through, King could be enticed to make his college decision.

"I'm thinking about actually committing to them, really,'' King said. "I see they have a good coaching staff and stuff. I think I have a good chance of getting a lot of playing time as a freshman and I like the academics.''

King said he has not been to New Jersey, but wouldn't mind leaving the comforts of home for college.

"When I was coming in for my senior year I thought I wanted to (go to college) outside of Louisiana,'' King said. "I think (Rutgers) is pretty good in academics, and I would get a good education.''

King said he is also being recruited by Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Kansas State and Mississippi State. He believes Central Arkansas is close to sending him a written offer.

Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux added he has not spoken to Rutgers about his star receiver, but said he expects King to receive a few offers.

"He caught the winning touchdown in Superdome last year for us to finish 14-0 and win the (Class 5A) state championship,'' Robicheaux said. "He has good hands. He does a good job for us.''

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