Marshall’s Kameron King Offered By McNeese State
One of the most popular recruits in East Texas' 2018 class these days added another Division I scholarship offer on Thursday.
Marshall offensive lineman Kameron King (6-2, 275) reported via Twitter that McNeese State became his ninth Division I invitation, and third this week.
King was offered by Memphis and Missouri State on Wednesday, and was previously offered by Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, and Tulane in the FBS ranks. Besides McNeese State and Missouri State, other FCS programs to offer King are Abilene Christian, 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. 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.
McNeese State, located in Lake Charles, La., competes in the Southland Conference along with Abilene Christian, Sam Houston, and SFA. The Cowboys were 6-5 in 2016, the first season under head coach Lance Guidry.
King will first become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December.