SFA First to Offer Marshall’s Kameron King
The first Division I scholarship offers arrived Wednesday for Marshall 2018 offensive lineman Kameron King.
Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State offered King (6-3, 270), he announced via Twitter.
King is the second Marshall offensive lineman to be targeted by a Division I program, joining fellow 2018 prospect and LSU commit Chasen Hines.
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 drove the team to a third-round appearance in the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
Marshall will be under new leadership in 2017 after head coach Clint Harper left to become the athletic director for Duncanville ISD last month after four years on the job.
The Mavs hired former DeSoto head coach and SMU assistant Claude Mathis as its new head coach in March.
SFA, an FCS member of the Southland Conference, is coached by Clint Conque. The Lumberjacks, who play their home games in nearby Nacogdoches, were 5-6 overall in 2016 and 4-5 in league play.
Fellow SLC rival Sam Houston State has become one the premier FCS programs in the country. The Bearkats have qualified for the playoffs in each of the last six seasons, reaching the national championship game in 2011 and 2012 and the semifinals in 2014 and 2015.
Head coach K.C. Keeler led Sam Houston St. to a 12-1 record in 2016. The Bearkats were eliminated in the FCS quarterfinals.
King, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in December.