Plant City (Fla.) 6-foot-4, 211-pound, three-star end Sedrick King flipped to Nebraska on Monday, Jan. 27, after a visit from NU coach Bo Pelini. King had been committed to Central Florida but had offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among other schools.
This commit is a bit off the radar — although not quite as much as the Jariah Tolbert commit — but King fits the long-and-lean hybrid model of end that Nebraska desires.
King took a hush-hush official visit to Lincoln. It was like the old recruiting stories where the scouting services and opposing coaches didn’t get a whiff of the visit.
King told Huskers Illustrated, among other recruiting sites, that he loved the trip.
“Nebraska was better than what I imagined,” he said. “I mean it was really cool to just see the stadium. I didn’t know that much about the team or that they sold out every game. That’s going to be exciting.”
He liked it so much, he told Husker Online, that he committed Sunday before he left Lincoln. He then informed UCF, which won the Fiesta Bowl this season, that he’d changed his mind.
ESPN believes that King will need time to develop his frame, even suggesting a redshirt season. ESPN notes that he shows flashes of his strengths, including a "solid ability to get upfield and dip his inside shoulder" and "ability to fire out low with adequate-to-good initial pop and when he does can adequately hold his ground."
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Video: King's highlight reel