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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Surprise addition: KU football adds Maryland WR Nigel King

University of Maryland Terrapins receiver Nigel King (3) during pregame against Connecticut on Sept. 15, 2012, in College Park, Maryland. King has joined Kansas University's football team and will be eligible to play this fall.

University of Maryland Terrapins receiver Nigel King (3) during pregame against Connecticut on Sept. 15, 2012, in College Park, Maryland. King has joined Kansas University's football team and will be eligible to play this fall.

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University of Maryland Terrapins receiver Nigel King (3) during pregame against Connecticut on Sept. 15, 2012, in College Park, Maryland. King has joined Kansas University's football team and will be eligible to play this fall.

Kansas University has added another big name wide receiver via transfer.

Former Maryland standout Nigel King, a 6-foot-3, 201-pound, graduate transfer who will be eligible to play this season for the Jayhawks this fall, has joined the Kansas program and is in Lawrence.

King, who already is listed on the team's official roster, also is already on the team's initial depth chart of the season, which was released a few minutes before KU coach Charlie Weis kicked off fall camp with a press conference.

King is listed with the second team behind Tony Pierson.

King played in all 24 games for Maryland during the last two years. He was third on the team in receptions last year with 33 and hauled in 450 yards. He also led Maryland in touchdown catches.

King was a member of the Rivals250 coming out of Oak Ridge Academy. He had initial offers from LSU, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Louisville, and West Virginia.

Check back with KUsports.com later for more on King from Weis' press conference.

Comments

Gavin Fritton 2 months, 1 week ago

I don't know anything about the young man but, based on the initial offers he has received, I have to say that this looks like a really nice pickup.

Micky Baker 2 months, 1 week ago

According to Kirby from Jayhawkslant.com, King is eligible to play the this season and next at Kansas. It's a good pick up, IMO.

Jonathan Allison 2 months, 1 week ago

If he has two years of eligibility left, then I assume that he used a redshirt season at Md and then graduated after 3 years?

Micky Baker 2 months, 1 week ago

I don't know, but it sounds like he may have had a medical redshirt one of those years so he gets one year eligibility plus the graduate year of eligibility.

Aaron Paisley 2 months, 1 week ago

The kid has put up decent numbers in a power league. He adds quality depth at a position that desperately needs some. I wouldn't expect quite the same numbers since right now he appears to be the 5th receiving option, but some who has put up decent numbers in the ACC as a 5th option isn't a bad thing. This offense is starting to build some depth and there's no such thing as too much depth.

Ashwin Rao 2 months, 1 week ago

More pressure on Cozart to deliver now! No more excuses!

Aaron Paisley 2 months, 1 week ago

I think Cozart can put up decent numbers this year. Nothing like Reesing, but 2000-2500 yards and 20 TD's aren't bad numbers. Low by Big 12 standards, but good enough to give KU a shot pulling a couple of upsets this year.

Ashwin Rao 2 months, 1 week ago

Please ignore the second posting (darn blog!)

Jim Jackson 2 months, 1 week ago

Should point out that he was playing along side 1st rounder Stefon Diggs and 3rd to 4th round projected ,Deon Long. Arguably the best WR tandem in the country and still led them in TDs. Very impressive.

Jim Jackson 2 months, 1 week ago

He also tore his meniscus, which sidelined him a bit

Trevor Crowley 2 months, 1 week ago

He has fairly big #s because he filled in for 2 injured starting receivers, while the 3rd starter left school for the year. He is a proto-typical NFL receiver as far as his build is concerned. However, he has been known to drop some balls. I think anyone is lucky to have him. I also think that the two 5 star & one 4 star receiver ahead of him need to suffer injuries for him to see the field at MD; thus, the transfer. I hope it works out for him and KU- you already got a huge lineman from us earlier this year.

Jonathan Allison 2 months, 1 week ago

thanks for the report. We need all the help we can get over here.

Jay Beakum 2 months, 1 week ago

Leading the team in TD’s is a bit misleading. He only had 4.

Looks like Maryland has their incredible depth back at WR this year, but they were projecting King to be an impact next year.

I wasn’t too excited until a saw that he has two years of eligibility. We’ll need him next year for sure.

Bob Bailey 2 months, 1 week ago

Did he graduate?

How can he be eligible both this year and next. Can he get two years after graduation?

Trevor Crowley 2 months, 1 week ago

He already graduated from MD. The guy can run, is big enough to make a difference and may develop into a kid that has a shot at playing on Sundays

Mark Lindrud 2 months, 1 week ago

If I am a WR at Kansas I should look at this as we are not that good because Weis brought in more talent. Step up or get out of the way is how I see it.Whether people like Weis or not he is trying to bring in talent to make this team better. Hopefully it produces a few more wins this season and we can avoid starting from scratch next year.

Jay Beakum 2 months, 1 week ago

Chalk this one up to coach Kiesau. He already knew the kid.

Considering we lost Turzilli, Miller and Wrench, we had some room on the offensive side of the ball, so I wouldn’t read to much into it.

Aaron Paisley 2 months, 1 week ago

You need a lot of WR's when running the spread offense and KU still doesn't have adequate depth even with this transfer.

Kenneth Hillman 2 months, 1 week ago

We have Harwell, McKay, Pierson, Rod is coming on...and now King? Best 5 we've had in a long time. O line will need to step up and Cozart too. Those are two big "if's" but I'm liking this.

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

At least Coleman was developing at the end of the year, but did McKay really do anything last year? 2 1/2 receivers is really no depth at all. This is a pretty huge development.

Robert Brock 2 months, 1 week ago

Just keep the ball away from Mundine! ;-)

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

Didn't CW tease us with a comment a month or so ago about previously unmentioned players still on their way to camp for this year? Sounds like King might have been who he was talking about in addition to the proposed mountain at LT.

Too bad nobody is going to come to KU with no success on the field.

Mike Barnhart 2 months, 1 week ago

According to Coach Weis, "I don't know much about the guy. He wasn't even on our radar until an hour ago but I googled his stats at Maryland and see that he made a few catches. With that much talent, we'll slot him in at second on the depth chart... Did I say that out loud?"

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