Thursday, January 17, 2013
25 days, 25 names -- Kevin King
By Mason Kelley
Washington wants big corners.
Kevin King fits the mold of the kind of cornerback UW is looking for.
The Huskies want players in the secondary who can match up well with the big receivers in the Pac-12 both in terms of size and athleticism.
As the program started working on its 2013 class, the coaching staff identified Kevin King (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd) as a prospect capable of doing just that.
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound cornerback is lanky. He has the right combination of height and athleticism.
“You look at any big corner in the NFL, and he has the potential to be that kind of player,” said Bishop O’Dowd coach Hardy Nickerson after King committed to the Huskies. “He’s got great feet, great hips. He’s got outstanding closing speed and his ball skills are off the charts.”
As a senior, King finished with 29 tackles and five interceptions. The three-star prospect committed to Washington in August and has his official visit scheduled for this weekend.
King and Jermaine Kelly (Los Angeles/Salesian) -- Kelly is a 6-foot-1, 171-pound three-star standout -- form a potent pair who fit exactly what the Huskies want in their secondary.