Scout: What kind of kid is JaMycal off the field?
King: He's a tremendous person. He's always respectful. He's just a genuinely good person. No issues as far as discipline in the classroom, in the street, with the team. Kind of a unique deal.
Scout: Were you surprised at all that JaMycal committed to Baylor?
King: Not really. He and I had talked last week. I knew they were in the top five and they had been there all along. That offer from Oregon (March 21) made him reconsider everything, but I'm really not surprised. I kinda felt like their style of offense would be what he was looking for.
Scout: What are his best attributes on the field?
King: Everybody knows how fast he is, but he can run with power. He's an excellent receiver out of the backfield, and he can run good routes as a slot. Good hands. Good understanding of the game of football. Understands schemes and defenses and what they're trying to take away and what they're not. He's always paying attention. He picks up on stuff pretty quickly.
Scout: What's something he might need to improve to prepare for college ball?
King: It's just gonna come down to where they play him at. If they play him at running back, of course protection stuff, which he shouldn't have a problem with. Adjusting to the speed of of the game, but he hasn't had a problem doing that so far. He played varsity his whole sophomore year. I think he'll be fine.
Scout: You've coached a lot of great running backs, including current NFL player Chris Ivory, current Lamar tailback Tory White, and former Texas running back Vondrell McGee. How does he stack up to those guys?
King: He's kind of a mixture of all of them. He reminds me a lot of Vondrell in terms of his build, and his quickness and agility. He probably compares more to him than any of the others.
Scout: Some people believe JaMycal might be too small to be an every-down back, but that's what he is for you in a run-first scheme at a large-school program. Do you think he can be a so-called "every-down back" in the Big 12 Conference?
King: I think he can because No. 1, I think he can handle all the responsibilities in the backfield, and No. 2, he'll be one of the best receivers they can put on the field. That's right up his alley. The way Baylor plays and that tempo and keeping the same people on the field, I think so.