Utah has announced the signing of defensive back Nygel King from Klein Oak High school in Spring Texas. King has a three star compostie ranking on 247. King is a long, rangy defensive back standing 6-2 and weighing 175 lbs. Originally committed to Houston and pursued heavily by Virginia Tech, King made the decision late to sign with the Utes.
King suffered through an injury plagued senior season, but his film from his junior season and limited play in his senior season shows a big, fast corner with a knack for making plays on the ball and good tackling ability. The coaching staff compares King to current Ute and former neighbor Brian Allen, grew up just down the street from King.
King fits the mold of big bodied cornerbacks the Utah coaching staff like to develop. It should not be overlooked that recent big cornerbacks Eric Rowe, Keith McGill and Sean Smith all made it to the NFL. King seems to fit what Utah's coaching staff is looking for at the position and could be the next in line.