October 18, 2009

Pack offers local 2011 standout

NC State thinks it has found one of the state's top prospects in the Class of 2011, and he's a young man right in the Pack's backyard.

Wide receiver Nigel King had already received offers from LSU, Maryland and Louisville heading into last week. He received some good news from a program he's very familiar with on Friday.

"Right before our game my coaches told me they (NC State) had offered," King explained. "They sent the offer in the mail Friday night. It didn't come in until after. I haven't actually seen the official offer on paper, but my coaches told me they had it."

The 6-foot-3, 182-pound standout calls Raleigh (N.C.) Wakefield home, and he has been in contact with the NC State coaching staff.

Recently King said he might be leaning towards playing his college ball out of state, and was leaning toward schools such as LSU and Oregon. He has since backed off that a little bit, maintaining that he has interest in those schools, but saying that he's open to others. Regarding the location factor, he still isn't sure exactly what he thinks.

"I mean, I'm not sure yet," he said. "I won't really be sure what I want to do or what I'll think about leaving home until next year. I don't know how it will play out."

King received an invitation from North Carolina to attend the Heels' game against Florida State this Thursday night, so he plans on making the trip to Chapel Hill for that.

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