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."
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."