February 23, 2012

King visits CMU, adds offer

Detroit Crockett cornerback Desmond King was on campus in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday and picked up an offer from Central Michigan after he left. That offer is his first offer, although it probably will not be the last. He has interest from several schools in the Big Ten, the Mid-American Conference and the Pac-12.

"The coach told me he liked my sophomore highlights," said King. "I was so happy. All I could do was thank God. I am very happy and proud, and most of most of all honored. To have a university want me to attend makes me and my family so happy! My mom even cried."

King does not think that he is done receiving offers and is excited about what will happen in the next few months and next fall.

"Yes I think there will be more offers coming because I'm not done working hard. CMU has opened the door and I want to thank them."

As interest ramps up and the offers start to come in, it will help that the Detroit native knows what he is looking for in both a program and a school.

"Graduation rate matters and I'm looking for a school with my major. As far as the program, I want a place with some tradition, along with a team that is ready to put in hard work and become brothers, so that we can win some games."

Most schools are recruiting King to play cornerback, although a few have shown some interest in him as a running back. The Chippewas are projecting him as a cornerback. He is planning on making a verbal commitment near the middle of his football season next fall.

Crockett went 8-1 in the regular season last fall, with wins over eventual state champion Detroit Cass Tech and state runner-up Detroit Catholic Central. They made the MHSAA Division 4 Regional Final, where they fell to eventual state runner-up Marine City, 15-7.

King is part of a very talented junior class coming out of Detroit Crockett. Along with King, there is tight end Khalid Hill, who has already committed to Michigan, offensive lineman Jalen Dandridge, who is getting interest from Michigan State and Central Michigan, and cornerback Khalil Hill.

"It's encouraging and motivational to play with such talented teammates. I look up to them and they make me want to work harder. My goal is to work hard and get faster. I'm running track right now and lifting weights a lot."

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