Bruins Checking On King

The Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd cornerback, Kevin King, was the DB MVP at the Oakland NFTC and UCLA is now checking in on him...

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd cornerback Kevin King came into the Oakland NFTC with just one offer, from West Virginia, but after an MVP showing, King's offer list received a nice bump in the following week.

"I had just the offer from West Virginia, but after the Nike Camp, I've gotten offers from Colorado, Cal, San Diego State and Washington State," said King. "It really means a lot and that my work paid off there."

For King, the offer from the Golden Bears left a good impression.

"Growing up, Cal was a school I always liked because they were close by and we always watched them, so when they offered me, that was really nice," said King. "My coach played there and my teammate Hardy Nickerson is going there."

King said a host of other schools have picked up interest in him since the Nike Camp too.

"I've heard from Washington, USC, Oregon State, Northwestern, Arizona State, UCLA and Oregon," said King. "We'll see if any more offers come but I've been hearing from a lot more schools."

King said even he was surprised by his performance in Oakland.

"I mean, I expected to do good there, but I knew there was some really good DBs there and some good QBs, so I didn't know how I'd stack up," said King. "But I just went out there and played my game and I felt like I did really well."

With the recent influx of offers, King said he's now in the position to let things play out and take as much time as he needs in the process.

"I want to be able to take some visits and see some schools and then I'll be able to decide which schools I'm favoring after I get a chance to see them," said King.

Academically, King has a 3.3 GPA and took the SAT earlier this month.

"Growing up, my family and I always talked about being a scholar-athlete," said King. "My brother plays at UC Davis so education is very important to us."

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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