Offers are mounting for Rivals250 to watch 2010 defensive end Gabe King. The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder out of Greensboro (N.C.) Page is approaching double-digit offers.
"My latest scholarships are from Maryland this past weekend and Tennessee on Wednesday," he said. "It's overwhelming to get this interest. I guess I've got to deal with it. All the thanks and glory go to Jesus Christ."
The latest offer from Tennessee caught King by surprise and it's a school he's been interested in for a while.
"Ever since I've been playing high school football I've wanted to go to Tennessee," he said. "I don't know too much about them, I didn't think they'd offer me. I've got to look into them more."
A few other schools have caught King's eye as well.
"My other top schools are California, North Carolina, Clemson and Georgia," he said. "I like the graduation rates at Cal-Berkeley and the alumni. I love the campus and my position coach. He's young and cool, hip to today's culture. He knows how to coach too.
"I love North Carolina. I went there and met Coach Blake. I'd love to learn from him. The one problem is their depth chart looks like I wouldn't be playing for awhile. I haven't talked to a defensive coach at Georgia, so I have no information on them, but Clemson I have talked to him and I'm looking at them."
Numerous other colleges including Wake Forest, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Wisconsin, Virginia and Virginia Tech are also pursuing the talented prospect.
The Carolina prospect has already visited Maryland, Wake Forest and NC State and plans to head to North Carolina on February 28th.
"Maryland impressed me on my unofficial," he said. "I absolutely adored the campus and I love the coaches. It's a fast life up there. It's north and not what I'm usually accustomed to, but it was lovely."
With so much interest coming in, what does King want in a college?
"Basically I'm looking for a college that will suit my needs," he said. "I want a high graduation rate where I can be for the next three, four or five years. I have to make a wise decision and I want a family-oriented college. I love to learn and know things I don't know. I want to study possibly engineering or law. I'm not totally sure yet."