"It Was A Dream Come True"

West Virginia extended an offer to an under the radar athlete this past week who wasted little time in setting up an official visit to see the Mountaineers up close.

Sihiem King hasn’t been shy about his desire to earn an offer from West Virginia.

When the Mountaineers began to show their initial interest a couple of weeks back, King made it clear they would be a serious contender for his services if an offer came.

“They [West Virginia] are showing me love and I most definitely want that offer,” King told BlueGoldNews.com earlier this month. “I am very interested in them.”

So when his lead recruiter, Shannon Dawson, called to inform of the official offer, it made for a moment King will never forget.

“Coach Dawson called me and he was telling me how much they like me,” King explained. “When he gave me the offer I was speechless. It was a dream come true. I was very excited. He was then telling me how they were going to use me in the offense.”

Finding a way to use the 5-foot-8, 175-pound, standout shouldn’t be too difficult. This past season for Colquitt County High (Ga.), King rushed for 1,508 yards and 25 touchdowns on 179 carries. He also recorded 22 catches for 186 yards receiving and two additional scores.

“They said they were going to use me as a return specialist and slot receiver,” King said. “I’ll also be in the backfield sometimes.”

King, who claims additional offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Marshall and Washington State among others, plans to visit the Mountaineers on January 17 with no intentions to visit other schools.

“I’m thinking WVU is where I’m going to spend the next four years of my life.”

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