July 1, 2011

King of versatility

With 13 offers to date, Dunwoody's Justin King is likely one of the more versatile players scheduled to take part in Dawg Night July 15.

The 6-3 1/2, 215-pounder and member of the 2012 class can do it all. While he plays quarterback for the Wildcats, schools are considering King for several different roles.

"I've got lots of schools telling me they think I can do a lot of things," King said. "I've got a couple wanting me to play safety, a couple want me to play wide receiver, a couple want me to play outside linebacker and a couple want me to play wherever I feel happy."

Georgia is among the schools looking at King as an outside linebacker, although Bulldog coaches have yet to make an offer.
"I played one game at outside linebacker last year and had 14 tackles with three sacks in one game," said King, who was later moved to quarterback following an injury to Dunwoody's starter. "My coach put me in there, we got everybody together and we won the last seven games and went to the playoffs."

King won't be the only Dunwoody player looking to make an impression.

He'll be joined in Athens by defensive linemen Dariean Foreman and Connor Weaver. Georgia fans will remember Weaver's father, the late Mike Weaver.

"We always try to do things together," King said. "We're just going over to have fun and hopefully make the best of it."

King, who was offered by Tennessee Thursday, also counts offers from Arkansas and Syracuse among the 13 he has so far.

He plans on visiting the Vols later this month.

King doesn't know if he'll earn an offer from Georgia or not, but said he's going to do his best to impress the Bulldog brass.

"I have not talked to Georgia since Coach (Rodney) Garner came down in the spring. They really like my size and ability to do a lot of different stuff, but I have not talked to Coach Garner since then," King said. "My coach here just tells me to stay focused and humble and things will come. All I worry about is the things I can do."

King said he will hold no grudges if Georgia doesn't offer.

"I'm just coming over there to compete; I'm a football player and that's what I do," he said. "I'll fly around and go 110 plays and not take any plays off. If Georgia likes me, they like me. If they don't, they don't. I won't hold any grudges. I still love Coach Garner and Coach (Mark) Richt. I'm just going to go over there and give it my best."

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