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