SAN JOSE, Calif. — While Theodore King was on his official trip to BYU, coach Bronco Mendenhall counseled him to think over his Cougar offer before committing. Well, he thought it over and BYU is where he wants to be.
Recruits will be sending in their letters of intent this Wednesday on National Letter of Intent Day and King will be sending in his letter to BYU.
"I'm more than excited," said King. "It's something I've worked hard for and love that I'll be able to play football for BYU and go to school there."
King isn't LDS, but holds strong Christian convictions which made him feel right at home at BYU. He was able to forge some good friendships with both the players and with the coaches while there.
Two of those coaches — Steve Kaufusi and Nick Howell — visited his home soon after his official visit.
"It was great having them at my house eating dinner and all that," said the 6-3, 250 pound defensive line prospect. "I really like Coach Kaufusi. He has a very easy-going way about him, but I know that when it's time to get down to business that he's all about business. He's a great coach who will help me become a great player."
King will play at the defensive end position which is where a lot of incoming freshmen have seen immediate playing time. King, like any other incoming player, would like to play immediately, but is open to a red shirt if coaches believe that's the best course of action.