Houston Strake Jesuit defensive end David King has had the spring of his life.
After an injury-marred junior season, King has exploded onto the Big 12 recruiting scene, earning offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma and Nebraska. He topped off his spring with an exclamation point as well.
"David is scary good," Strake Jesuit coach Ron Counter said. "He nearly decapitated our quarterback in our spring game. It was something out of a movie. The quarterback's helmet flew off and was rolling around the sideline.
"He has developed over the past 18 months and is the real deal," Counter said. "I've been down to a watch the Houston Texans practice recently and have seen how physically impressive Mario Williams is. David looks like him on the high school level, just a man among boys."
King (6-foot-4, 238 pounds) lists Oklahoma and Texas A&M as his favorites, and the Sooners with the early edge.
"I really like the coaches up there (Oklahoma)," King said. "I want to go to a national school that has good academics. I'm really into the college football atmosphere and I know Oklahoma football is everything up there."
King was an all-district selection last season after suffering a knee-injury during a preseason scrimmage. He missed three games and came back with a decent junior year.
"We knew he was an animal during his sophomore spring," Counter said. "After he came back from his injury we were getting on him to stop favoring his knee. He worked through it and had a good year. We started putting together his highlight tape and he had some great plays. This year he will dominate."