Marshall’s Kameron King Offered By Lamar
The East Texas area is deep when it comes to offensive linemen in the 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes, and one of those standout performers earned his 10th Division I scholarship offer on Wednesday.
Marshall's Kameron King reported an offer from Lamar from his Twitter account.
King, a 2018 prospect, currently holds FBS offers from Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, and Tulane. In addition to Lamar, the Mavericks' lineman has FCS opportunities from Abilene Christian, McNeese State, Missouri State, Sam Houston State, and Stephen F. Austin.
The Mavs’ standout was one of seven offensive linemen competing at the fifth annual ETSN Combine at APEC in Tyler on May 21. He tied for the longest broad jump at his position with a leap of 102 inches and acquitted himself well on the field during one-on-one drills against pass rushers.
Last season, King helped Marshall’s offense to 3,939 total yards in an 11-game campaign. As a sophomore, he was part of an offense that put up 5,401 total yards and went to the third round in the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
Expectations for Marshall have jumped a bit since the end of 2016. Former SMU running backs coach Claude Mathis left his collegiate job for the position in deep East Texas.
Mathis was a highly-regarded high school coach before taking the job at SMU. He owned a 74-18 record at DeSoto through seven seasons and reached the state semifinal level in 2012 and 2013 at what is now known as the Class 6A Division I level.
Lamar, located in Beaumont, competes in the Southland Conference. The Cardinals are coached by Mike Schultz, who took over the program after Ray Woodard led Lamar to a record of 31-38 the previous six seasons.
King will first become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December.