Florida RB says WKU "a perfect fit"

Western Kentucky University's run in the state of Florida continued on Friday with a pair of commitments, including Fort Meade, Fla., High School running back Tyler King. He picked the Toppers over South Florida and Colorado State.

Fort Meade, Fla., running back Tyler King landed his first offer after his junior season from South Florida and said he really liked what he was hearing from the Bulls.

But then Western Kentucky entered the picture.

"USF was the first team that looked after me," he said. "But Western Kentucky came along and saw something in me. They were always in my ear and then started showing more love than anybody.

"It's the perfect fit for me. I just love it and love the coaches."

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound King picked WKU over South Florida and Colorado State and also had offers from Florida Atlantic, Marshall and a few others. He scored 14 touchdowns as a junior.

"I loved the coaches," he said. "My high school coach means so much to me and coach (Ricky Brumfield) reminds me of him. I really like what they're doing at Western Kentucky."

King said the WKU staff likes his versatility.

"What I do best is get the ball in the right hand and then I'm unstoppable," he said. "I'm a threat when I have the ball. I can catch, am one of those backs not afraid to put my shoulder down and fight for extra yards, I can return kicks and punts.

"I'm just very versatile."

King said he played on the same 7-on-7 team as Auburndale, Fla., wide receiver Jessie Britt, who also committed to WKU on Friday. The Toppers now have 11 commitments in the '16 class.

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