July 21, 2011

King wants to visit Tech

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.-Sonny Dykes and his staff need the Big Hogs up front in order to run his high-powered offensive attack.

He hopes Jason King can help fill that role at guard.

The 6-4, 295-pound guard out of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock is a two-star prospect according to the latest Rivals.com rankings. The ninth-best overall prospect in the State of Arkansas according to those latest Rivals.com rankings, King is sitting on offers from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, and Louisiana-Monroe.

Recently returning home from multiple summer camps, King said he is hearing from several schools including the Bulldogs.

"Yes sir, I just got back from Arkansas, Auburn and Alabama," King said. "I enjoyed it tremendously. All those campuses are really nice and I got the chance to really show what I could do out there on the field. Arkansas has a beautiful campus of course and the coaches that I got the chance to talk to seemed like they were impressed with what I could do out there on the field.

"The same thing was really true too when I went to Alabama. That place (Tuscaloosa) was really cool and the campus was one of the nicest that I have ever seen. I think I performed well there too and the best part was towards the end of the camp I got pulled aside by one of the assistant coaches there to go talk with (Alabama Head Coach) Nick Saban. So we got the chance to talk for a while. That was cool too."

As for King's relationship with the Bulldogs, King said he is still in very good with Dykes and his staff.

"It's been a couple of weeks since I have talked to someone from Tech but my plan is definitely to get my butt down there (to Ruston) and check out the campus. I have yet to make it down there before. I do have some friends that go to school down there so I definitely want to check it out.

"I still like Tech a whole lot. The biggest thing for me right now is to just get down there. I have good relationships with a lot of the coaches, but I just need to get down there and go see with my own eyes what all the talk is about. I would love to have this decision made before the start of my senior year but I just need to take all my visits and then sit down and make this very important decision."

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