WR, Class of 2021
Atascocita High School, Humble, TX
Visiting colleges and universities can offer more of a glimpse of what that each school has to offer, but there’s also a few things to glean even before that point.
For Atascocita (TX) 2021 three-star wide receiver Landen King, it’s the feeling he gets from a coach when a scholarship is offered, and that includes the effort made by the coach. King has eight offers, including from Tennessee, Texas Tech, Purdue, and as of yesterday, Virginia Tech. While King is still working on seeing some of his options, he already has an idea how much of a priority he has to some of his suitors.
“Mainly, it’s just, I don’t want to say, just interest,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of schools, far away, that shows they’re interested, because it’s out of state. Like Virginia Tech, I haven’t been up there, so they’re interested. People say, and I agree, you shouldn’t commit for coaches. It should be for the school and class. I want to be a chemical engineer. So, I need the best fit, whether that’s Texas or not.”
Hokies offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen offered King yesterday in-person. Even before then, however, King said he talked about Virginia Tech with his friend, four-star quarterback commitment Dematrius Davis.
“That’s probably one of the biggest offers I have now,” King said. “To get an out-of-state offer, that means they’re interested. Dematrius is of course, committed there. So I already have a quarterback I have a bond with. That’s a good quarterback, one of the best in the nation.”
King said though he and Davis have played at different schools, they’ve gotten to know each other through events in the Houston area and camps.
“We talk a lot,” King said. “The coach went to North Shore before he came to us. He asked about me. I’d say, it would just be a big plus. He’s a very good quarterback. But, you never know. Something might not be a fit for me. It’s just a super plus, you know.”
King said he also enjoyed the conversation he had yesterday with Cornelsen after basketball practice, though it was brief.
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