Visit moves WSU up “a lot” for King

GEORGIA INSIDE RECEIVER prospect Sihiem King has cancelled his last trip to West Virginia after his official visit to Washington State this past weekend. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a verbal commitment to the Cougs is imminent. It’s still a two-horse race – it’s just that one of the horses has changed.

“I’m not going to go on the visit to West Virginia,” King told of his former leader Monday morning. “I’m not sure yet on my decision, it’s probably Washington State and Wake Forest.”

King, out of Moultrie, Ga., does have a timetable in mind, though.

“I’m going to have my decision made by Saturday,” said King.

The weekend in Pullman, King said, was better than he thought it would be -- and he had high expectations coming in.

“It moved them up a lot,” said King of the Washington State visit. “They wanted my decision.”

“It was a great visit,” said King. “I loved the Washington State coaches… I loved the facilities and they showed me a good time, they did a really good job.”

The conventional wisdom has been that the one thing that might keep King from headed to Pullman was the distance from Georgia. Neither of his two finalists are “close by” but Pullman is a good deal further away than Winston-Salem, N.C.

“Distance is not a problem for me,” said King. “I brought that up to (my parents) and they said it will be fine. It won’t be a problem.”

King said his official to Wake Forest (Jan. 16) has them in his top two.

“I just felt good about the coaches… they showed me a good time,” said King.

King will be a slot receiver/return man who could also line up in the backfield on occasion at the next level.

As a running back, King set both the all-time career (3,781) and single-season rushing records at Colquitt High, racking up 2,090 ground hashes on 279 carries his senior season.

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