April 22, 2007
King performs well at Athens NIKE Camp
Many thought going into the Athens NIKE Camp that the top receiver there would be Tavarres King and he didn't let anyone down. He was his normal smooth and fluid self all afternoon and at times he made things look easy out there. His feet, hands, body control, quickness, speed, and work ethic were all on display at the camp and was impressive. We caught up with this Rivals100 prospect to see what he thought of his performance.
"I started off a little slow I think, but came back in the end and caught a few balls," said King. "I had a couple drops and got kind of down on myself at first. It was wearing on me a little bit going from station to station to station, but it was really an awesome experience."
King may have started slow, but he finished fast.
"I am not sure what coaches thought out here. I dropped a couple early, so they probably thought I didn't have any hands, but I came back very strong in the one on ones. I gave it my all and I think I did well."
This 6-foot-1, 170-pound blazing receiver that runs the forty-yard dash in 4.41 seconds will take a lot away from the Athens NIKE Camp.
"I learned a lot here. I learned a lot of new drills I can improve with and I threw that 10-pound medicine ball high in sky - I did not even know I was that strong," said a laughing King. "It was fun, I learned a lot."
King was already a well known prospect before the camp, but he participated because he wanted to compete and improve his skills. His skills may have improved on Saturday, but his offer list has improved a good bit too over the past two weeks.
A number of schools have tried to jump into the race for King's commitment as Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, and LSU have offered recently. One of those schools have jumped out to this smooth receiver, but the home-state school still has the lead.
"You know, I really like Florida," said King. "They sling it out a lot, they spread it out, get a lot of guys involved, and it is awesome how they do things, but Georgia is still on top."
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