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King firm with Boilermakers

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Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County athlete/cornerback Brandon King has had his name linked to some interesting rumors recently, but talking to Brandon it is hard to understand why.
It was rumored that he had de-committed to Purdue and committed to Central Florida. Then word got out that he was taking an official visit to Georgia, some were saying he an offer from the Dawgs even though King himself acknowledged that he didn't. Rivals.com caught up with him Sunday evening to get the scoop on his recruitment.
"I took my official visit up to Georgia this weekend, but I didn't have an offer and didn't get one," King said. "It wasn't about that really, they just asked me to take one to the in-state school so I did. An offer for me was all hinging on Bryan Evans and he committed this weekend so they got their man."
He measured in at 5-foot-10, weighing in at 171 pounds at the NIKE camp in Atlanta. His vertical jump was 32 inches, and he benched pressed 185 pounds 17 times.
"I am 100-percent committed to Purdue," King said. "I plan to sign with them on signing day. They just had everything that I wanted and I feel like there is an opportunity to play early there and there isn't as much of one at Georgia. All of the depends on me though."
Last season King had several big days on the gridiron, and at several positions. He found production rushing the football, totaling 810 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a passer he threw for 640 yards and eight touchdowns, and defensively he collected 18 tackles and two interceptions.
He quickly dispelled rumors that he had committed to Central Florida.
"I don't know where that came from," King said. "People asked me about that, but I have no idea where all of that came from. Like I said, I am going to sign with Purdue on signing day."
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