In the midst of recruiting season, Nick King was the most coveted player in Oklahoma State’s 2017 class.
King’s recruiting prowess is undeniable, and he has had a great start to his career at OSU.
The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder is the latest in a line of prospects that have played at the top of the recruiting rankings at the Big 12 and at the national level.
The three-star prospect has been the focus of the attention of many during his recruiting journey.
King has the potential to be the top defensive end in the country and is the only player in the Big Ten to hold dual eligibility.
King has been a key part of OSU’s defensive line for years and is a natural fit for the program.
He’s been a leader in the locker room and his ability to be physical and disruptive will help the team’s pass rush.
King’s father, Dwayne, played wide receiver at OSW and he is now a senior at Oklahoma State.
He is a two-time All-Big 12 pick, and King has a chance to be even better in his second year at OSS.
King is a versatile player with a good motor and has a strong arm.
He will fit right in with the offense that will be running with this team.
King, a senior, will be a big addition for OSU as it is expected to add another pass rusher in the upcoming class.
OSU has been one of the top-rated recruiting classes of the Big East in recent years and the 2017 class is expected a major recruiting success for the OSU program.
King will provide OSU with another high-profile pass rusher.
King may also bring an edge to OSU when he enters the NFL draft.
King is the first defensive end from OSU to be taken in the 2017 NFL draft, according to 247Sports.
King had a strong senior season at OSSU and was a finalist for the All-American Offensive Player of the Year Award as a junior.
He finished with 15.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, but was also named the Big 16 Defensive Player of Year.
King led the Big Eight with 12.5 tackles for a loss, including a season-high five sacks against Northwestern.
King also had 13 tackles for losses, including two for a touchdown, as OSU defeated No. 12 Wisconsin, 36-26.
King started all 13 games as a freshman and had 13.5 quarterback hurries, including four against Nebraska.
King was also a unanimous All-America selection as a senior and led OSU in quarterback hurrying as a sophomore.
He also led the nation with a career-high 3.6 sacks and a career best 10 quarterback hurriers.
King was a two time All-Pac 12 selection as an OSU junior and earned first-team All-USA honors in 2018.
King earned first team All-ACC honors in 2017 and was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player-of-the-Year.
King finished his career with 1,827 tackles, 12.0 sacks and six forced fumbles, including an Ohio Valley Conference record 18.5 TFLs.
King recorded 7.5 career sacks and 7.0 tackles for every contest, which ranks first in OSU history.
King played in 15 games at quarterback and averaged 5.5 yards per carry and 16.5 rushing yards per game.
King had 12.7 tackles for the season and added six sacks and eight quarterback hurrie.
He was a consensus All-MAC selection and first-Team All-Southwestern Conference as a true freshman.
King caught 38 passes for 559 yards and nine touchdowns.
King and his brother, Zach, will join the Cowboys on Thursday for a special trip to Austin, Texas, for the team practice.
King will join OSU football on Thursday when the Cowboys travel to play at Oklahoma to take on the Sooners.