Tony King, a 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver/cornerback from McCluer High School in Florissant, Mo., the same area that produced players like Jamar Fletcher, Terrell Fletcher, Brandon Williams, Tony Moss and Scott Starks, has narrowed his list of schools to three.
King, who has led his team to a 9-2 record and will compete in the state semifinals this Saturday, is considering Wisconsin, Kansas State and Missouri.
He has scheduled a trip to Wisconsin Dec. 13, and plans to visit the other two before making his final decision. King, who's father grew up with Terrell Fletcher, has played against Williams, Moss and Starks in the past, and is particularly good friends with Starks.
"I hung out with him a lot," King said. "He said it's a good program for me. They pass the ball and it's a good environment."
King camped at Missouri and Illinois last summer, but has never been to Madison. His first trip will be on his official visit.
"I like the football program, but I want to talk to them about the graduation rates of their athletes and I want to visit all the colleges to see how I like it first," King said.
King said the official statistics kept by his school are inaccurate. It lists him with 19 catches for 462 yards.
"I have 170 more yards and three more catches," King said. "The guy that keeps the statistics for our school missed a few. He said he was going to change it, but that was a long time ago."
Defensively, King has 87 tackles and three interceptions. But he wants to play receiver in college.
"I have a different style than Brandon Williams," King said. "I go get the ball. They give it to me and I try to make stuff happen. I play similar to Randy Moss when he really plays, but I look up to Jerry Rice too."
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