TXST High On DB’s List
Out of Klein Oak HS near Houston, Nygel King has started to garner quite a bit of attention from schools looking for a big corner. So far, he holds offers from Nevada, Iowa State, Kansas, Lafayette, SMU, Utah, Utah State, Fresno State, SFA, La. Tech, Toledo, UNT and Texas State. “I’m blessed with all these schools coming to talk to me, said King. “To even be a part of this recruiting process is something a lot of people don’t get to do.” “I’m a real tall corner (6’2”, 175 lbs),” said King. “You got a 6’5” receiver, just match me up with him and it’s going to be a good match-up. A lot of corners can’t really hit, they go for the legs. They don’t hit or wrap up but I’m going to hit you, straight up. I like the contact, I love to hit. I’m also good in coverage. I have hands like a receiver so I can make a play on the ball. I’ll fight for the ball when it’s in the air. I reroute real well. You can do all that shaking and jiving but your hips don’t lie so I’m going to follow your hips.” All these offers are a lot for him to digest at once but he said he and his mom are in the process of narrowing it down. King said he and his mom value education above any other quality when looking at schools. He hopes to have a top five list set in the next couple of weeks. He has friends in San Marcos and they’ve given the school rave reviews. “I have a lot of friends that go to TXST and they say it’s a great campus, a great school,” said King. “Texas State will be up there when I sit down and talk to my mom. I don’t know the exact date but I will definitely be taking a visit to Texas State this summer. A lot of my friends I’m close to, of course they are older than me, but they told me that Texas State is a really nice school and they really loved it, and they just made it sound like such a great place to live.” On top of already knowing people there, his good friend and teammate, OL Ryan McCollum, also received an offer from the Bobcats, “We’re real good friends, I’m actually with him right now. (McCollum) is a great leader. He’s a big dude. When you stand next to him, it’s scary because he’s such a big dude, especially in pads. He’s our leader on the offense, standing up for his friends on and off the field. He’s a great friend, a great guy and he’s always looking out for anybody, sometimes even if he doesn’t know you.” “We’ve been friends since the fourth grade,” said McCollum. “(King) is humble, very humble. Probably the most humble kid that I’ve met with D1 offers. On the field, he takes control of the defense. When the defense is down and we go into halftime, he goes around helping everybody. Constructive criticism, just whatever it takes. Nevada and TXST are the only two schools to offer both King and McCollum. King does plan on visiting TXST real soon; we’ll keep you updated on his progression.
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