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August 7, 2014

Maryland transfer King lands at Kansas

The wide receiver position just got better at Kansas with the addition of Maryland transfer Nigel King. About two weeks ago King announced he was leaving the Terrapins program.

He didn't have much time to find his next home and listened to his former high school coach Otis Yelverton. A big part of landing in Lawrence is new wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau.

"He and Eric Kiesau have a very good relationship," King said. "I didn't have a lot of time and everything happened so fast. I found out about Kansas through my former coach and he recommended them to me. I trust what he told me."

King graduated from Maryland over the summer and was given his release in late last week. The recruiting process is different with transfers so the Jayhawks didn't have a chance to do a lot of selling.

"They only got one phone call and I also talked to coach Weis during the call," King said. "When we talked it helped out a lot about questions I had."

Over the last two seasons King played in all 24 games for Maryland. He was third on the team in receptions last year with 33 for 450 yards. He also led Maryland in touchdown catches. His best performance was 76 yards receiving against Clemson.

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

King will report with the team today and is expected to go through drills on Friday. He is ready for his next challenge at the college level. He will be eligible to play for the next two years at Kansas.

"Winning and playing," King said. "Those are my main two goals. I want to put in the time and hopefully help the team get some wins."


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