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National signing day: Where South Jersey’s top athletes are headed

See which area players are expected to sign on Wednesday, and where they'll be headed.

Stanley King withdrew his commitment to Louisville after Bob Petrino was fired.
Stanley King withdrew his commitment to Louisville after Bob Petrino was fired.Read moreTim Tai/Staff photographer

One of South Jersey’s most highly recruited players might not sign until February.

Woodrow Wilson wide receiver Stanley King, who had the second-highest single-season receiving yardage total in South Jersey history, withdrew his commitment to Louisville last week and is keeping his options open, according to Tigers coach Preston Brown.

“He’s getting ready to go to the Under-Armour Game and things could really open up for him there,” Brown said.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound King will play in the Under Armour All-American Game Jan. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN 2.

King committed to Louisville in August. His other finalists were Rutgers, Toledo, Maryland, and Virginia. King announced that he was reopening his recruitment after Louisville fired coach Bobby Petrino.

Maryland, which has a new coach in former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, remains a possible destination for King.

In addition, Brown said that Temple has entered the picture, especially since the Owls have hired former Camden quarterback Francis Brown (no relation to the Woodrow Wilson coach), a top recruiter of South Jersey athletes, as an assistant coach under new head coach Manny Diaz.

Travon King, Stanley’s brother, is a freshman linebacker at Temple.

“With Coach Fran back at Temple, I know they want to get Stanley in for an official [visit],” Preston Brown said.

Brown also said Western Michigan was another possible landing spot for King. Woodrow Wilson quarterback Nick Kargman, who set a state record with 3,963 passing yards last season, is expected to sign Wednesday with Western Michigan.

King caught 79 passes for 1,413 yards and 15 touchdowns last season as Woodrow Wilson went 9-4 and won the South Jersey Group 3 title. His receiving total is second in South Jersey history behind the 1,434 by Timber Creek’s Adonis Jennings in 2013.

King finished his career with 148 catches for 2,516 yards 28 touchdowns, ranking in the top seven in South Jersey history in all three categories.

King is a top athlete who also excels on the basketball court. In Woodrow Wilson’s 64-54 victory over Winslow Township on Friday, King had a triple-double with 18 points, 17 rebounds, and 12 blocks.

South Jersey football commitments

Joe Bonczek St. Augustine DB Princeton

Aidan Borguet Delsea RB Harvard

Tyreke Brown Penns Grove LB Sacred Heart

Donovan Bunch Winslow Twp. DB Rutgers

Jason Collier West Deptford TE Pitt

Jaylen DeCoteau St. Augustine DB Kent State

Jermaine Donaldson Eastern OL Temple

Elijah Glover Pleasantville DB Villanova

JaJuan Hudson Camden DB Bowling Green

Kenny Lim West Deptford DB Princeton

Jayvin Little Timber Creek WR Wagner

Nick Kargman Woodrow Wilson QB Western Michigan

Wisdom Quarshie St. Joseph DL Temple

Omar Rogers Burlington Twp. DB Elon

Jon Searcy Shawnee LB Bucknell

Jabril Shakur Pleasantville DB Monmouth

Mohamed Toure Pleasantville LB Rutgers

Donald Williams Camden DB Rutgers