King Grabs First BCS Offer

Sitting on six offers from the MAC, Detroit cornerback Desmond King got his recruitment elevated to another level when he picked up his first BCS offer from Wisconsin Saturday.

MADISON - With the offers that have been extended over the past week by the University of Wisconsin, it appears the Badgers' coaches are putting an extra emphasis on finding at least one good cornerback.

After offering Los Angeles three-star cornerback Cameron Walker and Florida three-star athlete Adrian Baker on Thursday, the Badgers extend an offer to Crockett Vocational Tech (Mich.) three-star cornerback Desmond King on Saturday.

"It's wonderful and I am so thankful for having it, I really am," King told Badger Nation. "I really am happy to get that offer because I am a real big fan of the school. I know they are a competitive school and a really good university. I know they have a really good coaching staff and win a lot of games."

Wisconsin is the first BCS offer for King, a 5-11, 180-pound cornerback ranked No.80 in the country by Scout.com. In addition to the Badgers, Ball State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan have all offered.

Tight end coach Eddie Faulkner is the new Wisconsin coach recruiting the state of Michigan, but King said defensive coordinator Chris Ash was the coached that stopped by his school last month.

"He was real excited about me," said King, who has not visited Madison. "They really like me and want me to be a part of their program. The coach was going to get back in touch with me because he came on a day where I had an AP test, so we didn't talk real long."

King plans to have a limited camp schedule because of playing with his 7-on-7 team and doesn't have a set timeframe for when he wants to commit. After the offer from Wisconsin, King knows the sky is the limit for him.

"The Wisconsin offer is going to make me push harder," he said. "It might make more offers come, and it's going to really help me in school."


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