There is a raw player that played in the San Fernando Valley with enough upside potential to warrant an on-campus visit from Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr while the Wolverines were in the Los Angeles area for the Rose Bowl.
Who is this player?
Three-star defensive end Alan King (6-3, 255, 4.8) from North Hills (Calif.) Monroe.
King’s ceiling is incredibly high, he though he weighs in the neighborhood of 255 pounds he looks like he weighs 210. He has a tremendous frame. His bench is close to 400 pounds.
No wonder Carr wanted to look at game film of him and made a stop by the San Fernando Valley campus.
Another school that likes what they see in King is Oregon State. He will visit the Corvallis campus on January 16th.
In an earlier interview 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.”
“Alan is an impact player,” Richards said. “He makes plays. I just can’t say it enough, Alan has such great potential.”
King racked up 108 tackles, nine sacks, two fumble recoveries and one blocked punt in 2003.