The freshman looked like an outside linebacker or a strong safety while being recruited by the Volunteers out of Dunwoody (Ga.) High School. The former FOX Sports NEXT three-star saw action in eight games in 2012, however, he didn't take one snap at either position.
Under then-offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, King looked like he would help Tennessee in a variety or roles moving the football. Yet, his playing time dwindled as the season neared its finality.
Seven losses, a staff change and an altering of offensive philosophy later and King appears settled in at tight end only, which gives the rising sophomore the chance to concentrate on a single role for the first time of his football life.
King, who doesn't turn 20 until June, has transformed his body from a wiry prep standout to plenty thick enough to block down on a Southeastern Conference defensive end. With the graduation of Ben Bartholomew and Mychal Rivera, he will get the opportunity to showcase that ability this fall.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder spoke with the media Tuesday for the first time since enrolling in Knoxville. Check out what he had to say in the high definition video below: