Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Gabe King

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
CaliforniaCOMMITTEDOffered10/02/2009Tosh Lupoi
AlabamaNoneOfferedNoneBo Davis, Sal Sunseri
AuburnNoneOfferedNoneTommy Thigpen
Miami (FL)NoneNoneJohn Lovett
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Blake
N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
OregonNone10/30/2009Jerry Azzinaro
USCNoneOffered11/27/2009Todd McNair

Scouting Report on Gabe King

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/14/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: King has a well-proportioned body with large legs, powerbase and upper body. He has the frame that can play strongside defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level. His build is similar to a young Reggie White.
Needs Improvement: He is very raw, plays high at the point of attack and allows the offensive lineman to get to his body. Needs to work on getting off the snap of the ball quicker.
Most Impressive: He works his butt off while being super-competitive and coachable. He has the body and frame to play all four defensive line positions. When he combines all of the tools he has, he can flat-out take over a game.
Conclusion: His size and effort level alone will bring him early playing time. King's versatility will also keep him on the field for every possible down and distance once he breaks the starting lineup. He has a potential to be a first-round draft pick. His body type only comes around once in a blue moon.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year Tck
2008 (Jr.)75

Gabe King reminds us of...

Erasmus James - DE St. Kitts, DC Ht: 6'4"Wt: 266 lbs Team: Washington Redskins