Three star defensive tackle Alan King (6-4, 255, 4.8) from North Hills (Calif.) Monroe came into the recruiting season as one of the biggest secrets. After his showing at Nike camp held at USC this past April. USC and Oregon State quickly showed interest. UCLA, Washington, Oregon and Michigan also showed early interest.
“Recruiting has been going slow,” King said. “I need to take my SAT and ACT.”
“I received a phone call from Fresno State since September 1st,” King said. “I am getting correspondence Washington State, Washington, Oregon State, Utah, Idaho and Boise State.”
King is a player with tremendous upside once he get his academic house in order there be D-I coaches flocking to North Hills to try land King. How many players weigh 255-pounds, are a lean, mean 255 and can move.
King has outstanding strength too and benches 400-pounds.
When you have the attributes King, you will get recruited. King has things that can’t be taught.
In an earlier interview with Monroe head coach Chris Richards said, “Alan has the potential to be a guy who ends up like Jevon Kearse or Warren Sapp. He’s only 16 and he’s only been playing the game for one year.”
In his only season of football, King was an all-league selection as a junior.
King battled through double and sometimes tripled team blocking schemes and he still racked up 45 tackles, seven forced fumbles and four sacks.
“Alan is an impact player,” Richards said. “He makes plays. I just can’t say it enough, Alan has such great potential.”