For our next edition of Prospect Watch, we head up to the north hills for a young gun from Pine Richland. Tyler King is a sophomore Inside Linebacker and fullback for the Rams. Don’t let his youth fool you, he is already a pretty big time prospect.
Plenty of coaches have already had him on campus, or have at least been to Pine-Richland Stadium. Aside from Pitt, King is already being recruited by Penn State, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame. But since it’s early in the recruiting process, he is open to whoever else is interested.
There will be a lot of coaches interested.
If I had to best describe King as a player, I’d want to call him a field general. The thing is, when you hear a player dubbed as a “field general” or a “game manager” usually its given to someone who may not be the most talented, but grinds out games and ultimately gets the team a win.
King is so much more than that. He is very young and already has so much control over a stout Pine Richland defense, which has allowed the least points in all of 6A (Pennsylvania’s highest classification) through 8 games. King has the special gift of being able to read the offense and react accordingly. Watching the film, his vision allows his physicality to really show, as he flies to attack ball carriers all over the field.
Tyler loves being right in the middle of all the plays. He is always tracking down receivers, and stuffing backs at the line of scrimmage. When asked why he loves being an inside linebacker, “I’m the leader of the defense and can make game-changing plays from [the] position. Also, it allows me to be all over the field and most of the time right in the action.”
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