Oak Ridge (N.C.) Oak Ridge Military Academy wide receiver Nigel King was surprised by the news of James Franklin and then Ralph Friedgen's departure. What does the 6-foot-3, 199-pounder think about the situation at Maryland now?
"Well, I'm not that surprised," he said. "I know some stuff. I've been talking to a lot of my teammates at Maryland already; I'm not going anywhere.
"I talked to the staff on Friday before a lot of the stuff happened. I have talked to Danny O'Brien. As far as I know, everyone is staying; nobody is trying to up and run. They are going to see how things are going to go."
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King reacted specifically to Friedgen's leaving.
"I don't really see why Coach Franklin left if they were asking Coach Friedgen to retire, that's my only thing I don't understand," he said. "I am staying with Maryland. It's the place, the education and I want to play there. Plus, I start on January 24th."
King has heard all the rumors surrounding Mike Leach as well.
"I don't really know him, but I've heard he is a great coach and the offense he runs would be great for me," he said. "It's good, I'll develop a relationship with him."
King helped Oak Ridge Military to a 10-0 record as he posted 600-yards receiving and seven touchdowns.
"I improved," he said. "I had a lot of time to work on my route running and I developed it a lot this past season."