Scouting Report: Keshawn King

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Keshawn King could potentially help right away. (Photo via @keshawnk25)

Keshawn King
Running Back
Oakleaf High School, Orange Park, FL
5-11, 177

247: 3-star, No. 31 RB, No. 47 player in FL
Rivals: 4-star, No. 23 RB, No. 40 player in FL
ESPN: 4-star, No. 21 RB, No. 43 player in FL

Other Power 5 offers: 15, including Ole Miss, Miami, Louisville, South Carolina, Boston College, Nebraska, and more.

Keshawn King was my No. 2 offensive player of Virginia Tech’s 2019 recruiting class behind Jacoby Pinckney, but I could have easily put him at No. 1.  King was much-improved from his junior season to his senior year, as the numbers indicate.

Junior: 201 carries, 1,427 yards, 7.1 ypc, 16 TDs, five 100+ yard games
Senior: 249 carries, 2,017 yards, 8.1 ypc, 30 TDs, nine 100+ yard games

King had a 2,000 yard season at the 7A level of Florida, which is the second-highest level of football in that state.  As a comparison, Isaiah Ford played at the 5A level in Florida, and he was able to step right in and start as a true freshman.  I don’t necessarily expect King to start for the Hokies this season, but when I look at Tech’s tailback situation right now, I don’t see him redshirting unless he gets hurt.

I also don’t expect the transition to college to be difficult for King.  He’s a smart guy who goes to a top-notch high school.  Oakleaf is a new school that was founded in 2010, and they have an