Camp Report: Austin King

Alpharetta (Ga.) quarterback Austin King made his way to West Virginia on Sunday, and used the WVU individual day camp as a platform to showcase his talents.

West Virginia has intensely searched to find which quarterback will fill the void for the class of 2015, and Sunday may have gone a long way to finishing the race.

Alpharetta (Ga.) quarterback Austin King visited the Mountaineers for the first time and participated in camp while on campus.

"The visit went good, really good," King said. "I like everything great. It's a great college town feel."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound, three-star prospect arrived on campus early to familiarize himself with the Mountaineers' facilities and outline reasoning behind his decision to engage in drills.

"I went on a tour before the camp, and that's really why I came," King explained. "I also wanted to have Coach (Shannon) Dawson coach me up a little — and have Coach (Dana) Holgorsen see me throw for the first time."

What conclusion did the Mountaineer head coac come away with?

"He said he likes my arm speed and how it comes out of my hand," King said. "He also likes how I look smooth."

As a junior, King threw for more than 2,000 yards and tossed 17 touchdowns while completing 62% of his passed.

He recently listed Iowa State, South Florida and UCF — along with West Virginia — as schools rounding out his top group.

With a decision hoping to be finalized in the coming weeks, did the visit help the Mountaineers' chances?

"Most definitely. I loved it," was King's reply.


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