Pittsburgh (Pa.) Gateway defensive back Justin King was supposed to head out to Southern Cal this weekend to watch the Trojans play Arizona State. However, the nation's top cornerback didn't make it. Why?
"It was just too far a trip at this point," said the 6-foot-0, 183-pounder. "We played a game on Friday and, even though I didn't play, it would have been a long trip to make during the season. I'm hoping to get out there at the end of October or beginning of November. I really want to visit USC if I can."
King is in a bit of a rush because he wants to commit on Nov. 15 and enroll at the school of his choice in January.
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"I'm hoping to take USC on the weekend of Oct. 29 if I can and then I have Penn State on Nov. 5," he said. "Those will be all the visits. Right now USC in up in the air though, it depends on how we're doing."
Gateway plays their last game this upcoming weekend.
"I'm not sure if I'll play, we'll see how things go in practice," he said. "I strained my ACL a couple weeks ago so we're resting it to make sure I can play in the playoffs. We're 7-1 so we don't really need this weekend's game.
King estimates he has 1,348 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns on offense with 20 tackles and one interception on defense.
So who leads for his services?
"It's hard to say because I haven't taken my officials to USC or Penn State and I liked both Michigan and Florida equally," he said. "They were both awesome visits. It's not going to be an easy decision."
King will announce his decision live on ESPNews on Nov. 15.