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WSU verbal tells CF.C he had momentary pause

AN OFFICIAL VISIT can be a powerful thing, as Washington State 3-star offensive line verbal Keenen King found out when he went to San Diego State this past weekend.

The SDSU visit, briefly, affected King’s level of commitment to Washington State, he said.

“It did. It was cool just seeing what else there was,” said King, the No. 1 rated OL prospect in Nevada and No. 10 OT out West. “It was fun, I enjoyed meeting the coaches and the players, and the other recruits.”

Fortunately for CougFans hoping to see the 6-4, 302-pounder from Las Vegas sign with the Cougars on Wednesday, the thought of going somewhere other than WSU was a fleeting one.

“I’m happy with my decision. I’m done with (visits)… I’m good with Washington State,” said King, who pledged Washington State back in November over offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Colorado, Boise State, UNLV, San Diego Statea and others.

Sunday night’s in-home visit with Mike Leach and Clay McGuire helped remind King why he went crimson.

“It was really nice seeing Coach Leach and Coach McGuire. We just talked about Washington State, how they’re going to coach me.. (Leach) talked about how football was when he was younger -- all kinds of stuff,” said King.

King is versatile, physical and fast - he has a great first step. He appears ticketed for offensive guard but figures to get a look at tackle as well, he said.

“They’re thinking both, interior, and maybe tackle. I like to play tackle but I’ll play wherever I can play, wherever I can got on the field faster.  I like having a free outside shoulder, just having my own space,” said King.


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