He's 6-foot-6, 250 pounds and already causing a splash on the recruiting trail, sophomore Hinsdale…
Getting to Know King
Hinsdale South (Ill.) defensive lineman Josh King stands 6-foot-6, 230 pounds and is a 2016 prospect who played his first varsity ball at the beginning of the year. Although the idea of that was daunting at first, he found he has adjusted pretty well so far. "I mean, I felt very, very nervous at first but I understand that the coaches and players believed in me so I really had no reason to feel nervous," King said. "I thought it was going to be a lot harder, so I am happy about how I am doing." King, who admittedly gets mistaken for being a lot older than his actual age quite often has some pretty big goals for the rest of the season and those to come. "I want to keep maturing into a varsity player, when I came here I thought it was all hype and I didn't know what it was going to be like," King said. "But now I know I am ready for it and I have two more years left so I am only going to try to keep getting better." There are several reasons why King has begun to feel so comfortable in his role, despite being younger than most of the opponents he challenges on the field. "I work hard in practice, Coach is always correcting me. Jamming at me, jamming at me, stay low, stay low, use your hands and eventually it has got to sink in and so I just do what I am told," King said. "I am listening to my coach and the outcome is great." Of course, with a prospect that is making strides like King, there comes recruiting attention. "I am getting like camp letters from Florida, Georgia, Michigan places like that," King said. Honestly, I would like to visit USC that is one that I have wanted to see for a while. I have my sights set high because I will have to be a great player to even think about going there." In the meantime, King has his sights set on improving in several areas. "Improving, I know that eventually I will have to step up and be a leader on this team. I am not ready for that now but I am hoping that I will be in the years to come," King said.
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