Q&A - Kevin King

Dawgman.com spoke Sunday afternoon with Kevin King, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete from Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. King committed to Washington in August. He talked about his commitment, when he plans on taking an official visit, and what happened to him when he suffered an injury scare a few weeks back.

Current Height and Weight - "6-3, 180."

On his injury scare - "I got a slight concussion a few weeks ago. I was running through the hole and somebody hit me head on. I got knocked out. They weren't even sure if it was a concussion. I'm back to playing now. It looked pretty scary, but the symptoms afterward weren't that bad."

On if he missed any playing time - "I missed two games."

On what it's like playing for former NFL star Hardy Nickerson - "Playing for coach Hardy has been good. He keeps me grounded a whole lot. He's got a lot of knowledge of the game, and everything he says you have to take because everything is important. He really has a passion for the game and he gives it to us and we use it on the field."

On what positions he's been playing this year - "I've been playing corner, some safety, wide receiver, been playing some quarterback."

What is O'Dowd's season record so far? - "We're 6-2 right now. We're playing pretty good."

Did you say you're playing quarterback? Is that Wildcat? - "They have me doing everything - throwing, handing the ball off. It's definitely a new experience, but it's something I like."

Does it pique your curiosity to the point where you might want to try some of that in college? - "Whatever…if I go up there and they like me at quarterback and want me to run some Wildcat or something…I don't know. Wherever they want me at."

Has he talked to the UW coaches about it? - "Nah, I haven't talked to them about that yet (laughs)."

On his commitment to UW - "I definitely really like Washington and I'm committed to them. I'm committed to them."

On what was it about UW that led to his commitment? - "The school is high on academics and the campus is really nice. And the coaches. The coaches, from the start, they really wanted me. They showed me a lot of love and they were straight up with me. That's something that I like."

On the coaches recruiting him to UW - "Coach (Keith) Heyward, the DB Coach. I've talked to pretty much all the defensive guys, coach (Justin) Wilcox. I've talked to coach Sark and coach Lupoi. I've talked to all the coaches, basically."

How much have you followed UW this year? - "I've watched as many games as I can. I think they are better than maybe what their record is. I definitely still have faith in the Huskies."

Do you imagine yourself in the games when you watch UW? - "Oh yeah, definitely. I definitely try to see myself in situations, thinking that might be me one day. I try to remember what it's like. I definitely feel more loyal and it's more personal to me now when I watch the Huskies play."

On when he plans to visit Washington officially - "Probably sometime in November…I just took my SAT's on (October) 6th, so they should be coming out soon. So when they come out I'll get things rolling."

Does it matter to you if you need to see a game or not? - "Nah, it doesn't really matter. Whatever the coaches want."

On if he knows if there will be other schools he plans on visiting - "I don't know. I'm really not sure."

Is there a list of other schools out there for you, or is it just Washington at this point? - "I'm not sure on that."

So does that mean something is going to change with your commitment down the road? - "No. Nothing is going to change."

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