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King climbs the charts

One of the most overlooked states when it comes to producing talent is Oklahoma, but each and every year the state sends more and more high quality players to the next level.
And in each of those years, a sleeper emerges that suddenly shoots up the charts after a strong summer.
This year's candidate for that title is Oklahoma City (Okla.) Putnam City North three-star offensive tackle Joe King.
King first impressed in the spring at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp. He measured in at 6-foot-6 and 297 pounds and did great in the one-on-one battles against the top players in the West. He then turned heads at the Oklahoma summer camp and his name has been hot ever since.
While he's still searching for his first official scholarship offer, don't be surprised if they start to come gushing in early into his senior season as more teams see him work out on the offensive side of the ball.
"I'm hearing from UCLA, OU, Iowa State, Missouri, Texas Tech and Texas A&M the most," King said. "Iowa State said they would most likely offer if I came up to their camp, but unfortunately I wasn't able to make it up there."
But there is one school that seemingly is showing a considerable amount of interest.
"OU is coming to one of my first two games," King said with noticeable excitement. "That's when they're going to make their decision. Jackie Shipp and James Patton are coming."
And what if Oklahoma decides to offer?
"If they offer me, I'll probably commit as soon as they offer," King said. "I'd like to commit probably mid-season no matter what happens."
King said for now he is focused on impressing the Sooner coaches – and anybody else that's watching – early in the season. He's also excited about the prospects for suggest at PC North.
"We're looking really good for this season," he said.
"We're going to be very strong along the offensive line. I think our two biggest games will be against PCO (Putnam City Original) and Santa Fe. I've been doing a lot of running and a lot of lifting to try and improve my stamina so I don't get tired during the games."