'12 Update: Waxahachie QB/S Don King

Waxahachie junior Don King III has amassed more than 1,100 all-purpose yards this year at quarterback for the Indians. King, whose father starred on the gridiron for SMU, attended football camp with the Mustangs over the summer and Scout.com has an update on the 2012 prospect here.

Junior quarterback Don King III has split reps under center this fall with fellow '12 prospect Brooks Teter, but that hasn't kept him from ringing up some nice stats.

Through nine games, King has more than 1,100 yards combined rushing and passing for Waxahachie (4-5), which travels to 7-2 Mesquite Poteet tonight in the regular-season finale.

According to King, it appears that the Indians' 20-year playoff streak will come to a halt this year, even with a win this evening. Waxahachie's offense has moved the ball - the Indians are scoring greater than 32 points per game - but they've had trouble putting the brakes on opponents.

"We've been good at running the ball and we've thrown well, but our defense has needed to be better," said King, who could be recruited on either side of the ball (QB/S/WR). "We've put all of the pressure on our offense."

Indeed, the Indians have allowed more than 40 points in four games.

"I've only played quarterback this year," said King, who also saw action at safety during his sophomore season. "I've passed for around 850-900 yards and four TDs and I've run for 200 yards and two TDs."

King, whose father was an All-Southwest Conference QB at SMU, said that he's currently receiving the most interest from Tulsa and Baylor.

"My dad would like to see me at SMU," King said. "He says to keep working hard and that one day I'll get to my destination."

In the offseason, King is a standout on both the basketball and baseball squads at Waxahachie.


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