On Wednesday evening, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to 2020 Loganville (Ga.) Grayson wide receiver Ryan King, a teammate of 2019 defensive back commit Kenyatta Watson II:
Blessed to receive an offer from the Univ of Texas! #Hookem pic.twitter.com/j53OLEUZ4S— RK (@ryanking_rk) November 1, 2018
The 6’4, 203-pounder is a big-bodied receiver in the mold of junior Collin Johnson and now holds eight offers, including Arkansas, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M.
Given the pledge of Watson and his father’s connections at Grayson, Texas has a chance to start building deeper ties to one of Georgia’s top high school football programs. And, as the 2019 recruiting class is demonstrating, the ability to selectively target and land top out-of-state prospects is not only a massive insurance policy against in-state struggles in any given cycle, it’s also a smart strategy overall.
King is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 566 player nationally, the No. 104 wide receiver in the country, and the No. 58 player in Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. However, 247Sports itself hasn’t ranked King yet, so he could receive a significant boost when that happens.