Strake Jesuit DL turning some heads

Strake Jesuit defensive lineman David King had several offers heading into spring practice. But after an impressive spring game, schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma have jumped into the mix. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop talked to King about what factors will play a role in his final decision.

Houston Strake Jesuit defensive end David King has seen his stock go way up in recent weeks. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect has had an impressive spring and turned a lot of heads this past weekend in the spring game finale. His play has resulted in some impressive offers.

"Oklahoma, Northwestern, Texas Tech, and Nebraska offered me earlier this spring," King said. "Texas A&M offered last week and Baylor just offered (on Monday)."

What attracts schools to the blue chip defensive end is his 4.70 40 speed and his combination of quickness and strength that allows King to beat his man and be in position to make the play.

"My speed and quickness for my size is my best asset. I'm also strong for my size," King said. "But I still need to work on my moves at the line and continue to get faster."

King has also turned it up a notch off the field, knowing that the younger players look up to him as a team leader.

"As a senior, some of these young players look up to me. I need to be a good leader in the locker room, in the weight room, and on the field," King said. "It's my job as a team leader to show them how it's done and push them to get better."

With the responsibility of the team on his shoulders, King would like to get the recruiting process out of the way and pick his school before his senior year begins.

"I'd like to come to a decision by the end of June or early July so I can focus on my senior year," King said.

With a long list of impressive suitors looking to sign the Houston native, does he currently have any favorites among his long list of offers?

"I'd say right now OU and A&M are at the top," King said. "I like the overall program at OU. They have great coaches. It's a top notch winning program, and it's not too far away from home but far enough to be on my own."

King also discussed why he likes the Texas A&M program.

"It's a dream school for somebody from Texas," King said. "It's close to home. It's one of the big state schools and the facilities are great. I went up there for a junior day, and the apartments for the athletes were the best I've seen."

King says he'll be looking at each school's academic infrastructure, the state of the athletic program, and its spirit and traditions when making his final choice. He does plan to participate in the Oklahoma State camp held in Houston and wants to visit Texas A&M and OU again this summer before making his decision.

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