King Likes TCU Visit

Richardson, TX defensive back Noah King recaps his TCU visit from Monday.

Richardson, TX defensive back Noah King remains one of the biggest sleepers in the Lone Star state for the 2014 class. Unfortunately for King, he missed most of his junior season with an injury, but he is well on his way to prove to coaches that he has elite talent for the next level.

So far King holds one offer from Northern Illinois, while others such as Tulsa, Nevada, Ole Miss, Boise State, Iowa and TCU show interest in the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder.

King attended TCU's skills camp on July 19th and walked away as one of the top performers at the camp. He received positive feedback from the coaches at the camp, so much so that he returned for a visit on Monday.

"From 1-3 I was on the academic tour with some of the admission counselors and from 3-6 I was watching the team," he said. "It was awesome."

King is friends with many of the freshmen TCU signed as part of their 2013 class and spoke with some including Ranthony Texada, Cydney Calvin and George Baltimore among others. King liked what he saw in the practice, and furthermore he saw the way the coaches and players interacted.

"It's really high-octane and really intense and I love that," he said of the practice. "I talked with a lot of freshmen over there; I have a great relationship with all of the other freshmen as well. I love how TCU is family oriented. When I was there it felt like one big family."

With the ability to play corner or safety at the next level, King spent time watching both units on Monday.

"I kind of split it between the corners and safeties so I could get a feel for both of the DB coaches as well and see how they run things," King said. "I was pretty impressed with both sides."

TCU head coach Gary Patterson has said many times that there is "Coach" Patterson and "Gary" Patterson. King quickly admitted he could tell the difference on Monday and that he prefers a coach that holds his players accountable on and off the football field.

"Oh definitely, I definitely saw Coach Patterson," King said of Patterson. "I saw another side of him. Me personally, I don't like coaches that relax and don't really care about what their players are doing on the field and off the field in the classroom. I like a coach that keeps me accountable in all of the things I do. I like that about Coach Patterson."

King had an opportunity to talk with the coaches and although an offer hasn't been extended, he knows where he stands with the coaching staff.

"I'm pretty even across the board with the other prospects, I know the fact that I did not test at the camp plays a big factor because they want to see my speed," he said. "But, they loved that I had great feet and great hips and that I use my athleticism to make plays a lot. They want me to send them some game tape to show them my true game speed."

As he patiently awaits an offer from TCU, King admits an offer from the Frogs would certainly be a gamechanger. Although he says he will take his time with the process, TCU will remain a school at or near the top of his list.

"I can tell you this, it would definitely turn the table," he said. "I'm not saying I would instantly make a decision, but it would definitely be a big turnaround. I'm definitely looking forward to that offer, but as far as decision making I'm not ready for that. But, it's definitely a school I'm keeping high on my board."

Richardson starts two-a-day workouts on August 12th and for King, next Monday can't get here soon enough.

"I'm very ready, it's been a very long off-season," King said. "I'm ready to get it cranked back up and prepare for a great season."

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