WR, Class of 2021
North Shore High School, North Shore, TX
Admittedly, North Shore (TX) 2021 wide receiver Charles King thought his recruitment would take more time to truly get going. But in the span of five days, he found himself the recipient of his first two FBS scholarship offers.
On Jan. 30, Utah State became the first school to offer King. Virginia Tech followed suit on Monday. Both now have King looking more into his potential options a little sooner than expected, though at this point he’s still just understanding the process and getting a feel for having offers.
“No one has really talked to me, those two just popped up,” King said. “I’ve introduced myself to some coaches, but I don’t talk to them like that. I’m not sure, I just want to go somewhere I feel like I fit in the best, academic-wise, football-wise and all that, the dorms, how much you get a month, all that.”
Beau Davidson, Virginia Tech’s quality control coach, has been in brief contact with King. The news, while surprising, was welcomed.
“It means a lot, but to be honest, I never really talked to them before,” King said. “They just called me one day and offered me. I was surprised and happy at the same time, though. That’s a big school.”
King does have one vital connection to the Hokies. His teammate, four-star quarterback Dematrius Davis, is committed to them for the 2021 class.
“He said they were cool,” King said. “(Davidson) said he was watching Dee’s film and that’s where he saw me. I had a lot of balls thrown to me and I made a few plays.
“[Davis] likes to worry about other people. He’s not selfish at all. He likes it. He said it’s cool and they treat him good. He’s been my quarterback since seventh grade. I know a lot about him. If he thinks that place is cool, then it’s probably cool.”
For King, it is significant to have the option to play at the same place with a teammate he’s as close with as Davis.
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