The younger King, a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder, is entering his junior year at Waxahachie and he attended camp at SMU earlier this summer.
"The SMU camp was good and I had fun competing against the other players," said King, who carries a lofty weighted 4.5 GPA in the classroom. "I did my best and Coach (June) Jones gave me a couple of compliments. He knows my dad.
"I like SMU's offense. They like to throw the football all of the time and I like that. I watched the bowl game last year when they killed Nevada."
Don King Jr.
"We might do some rebuilding this year because we lost a lot of seniors," said King. "I'm battling for the quarterback job with another junior. I've been working hard, really hard. I also play safety and I play baseball and basketball. Last year, I played forward with the varsity basketball team and I play outfield and third base in baseball.
"In the classroom, I mostly make straight A's, with a B every now and then."
The Indians have a couple of new opponents on this year's schedule that stand out as big games. In week five, Waxahachie squares off with Forney and SMU commit Rishaad Wimbley in a rematch of last year's playoff game, which was won by the Indians (35-12). In week two, Dallas Carter travels to Waxahachie.
"That will be a big game," said King. "I came from Dallas originally, before we moved to Waxahachie. I played against a lot of those guys in junior high."