Things changing for 3-star WSU prospect King

THREE-STAR WIDE RECEIVER prospect Sihiem King (probably) is making his decision on Saturday. At the beginning of this week, most of the lea leaves were pointing in the direction of Washington State. But things can change, and change quickly, in recruiting. Are the Cougs the odds-on favorites for the speedy 5-8, 175-pounder out of Moultrie, Ga.?

It doesn’t sound like it at the moment.

The reason why may be that it’s becoming less and less of a football decision and more about distance and other factors -- especially now that the decision is about to become a reality and is no longer just an abstract.

“Things change… and now I’ve really got to think hard about it,” said King.

Sihiem King told Cougfan.com his decision is now between three schools: Washington State, Wake Forest and Middle Tennessee State.

In comparing the three on the football field, Wake was 125th, last in the nation, in total offense this past season. Five Wake running backs combined for 897 all-purpose yards between them. MTS plays in Conference USA against the likes of Marshall and Florida Atlantic. Meanwhile, Cougar receivers on the Pac-12 stage accounted for the nation’s top passing offense (477.1 ypg) and by more than 100 yards over the No. 2 team. WSU running backs had 1,948 all-purpose yards.

But MTS and Wake are appreciably closer to home and Georgia than is Washington State. And that may end up being the biggest factor of all.

King also liked what the Wake Forest coaches have told him about the school’s Business and Marketing programs.

“I want a great degree and if I graduate from Wake Forest it will be a great degree… When it comes to getting a job in the future… Wake Forest is in the lead,” said King.

King plans to make his decision sometime on Saturday but it’s not definite that he’ll make the call then, with Signing Day on Wednesday. King may be leaning one way, but he is still torn.

“Every school I’ve looked at is a good school and I just need to look hard at each one. I just need to keep praying to Him and whichever choice the Lord gives me, I’ve got to take,” said King.

King has primarily been recruited as a slot receiver/return man who could also line up in the backfield on occasion at the next level. He recently removed West Virginia from consideration. 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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