October 15, 2008
King making most of opportunities
When Mason King gets an opportunity to catch the football, he has to make it count.
With his St. Joseph (La.,) offense running a wing-T offense, the senior tight end's chances have been few and far between.
"My year has been going good," King said. "I haven't been getting the ball too much because we run a wing-T offense. I've made two or three touchdowns on the year and every catch I've made has been for over 30 yards. I'm also making a lot of key blocks that opening up a lot of touchdown runs."
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder has the Wildcats off to a 3-2 start to the season and averaging 28.6 points per game. St. Jospeh's is coming off a 35-0 last week against Riverside Academy and will to Newman for a district game on Friday.
King, who is fast enough to play wide receiver with 4.5 speed, believes his hands are what set him apart from other tight ends.
"I think my strength is catching the ball but the type of offense that we have I don't have a choice but to block," King said.
King is still waiting on his first scholarship offer but has drawn interest from Auburn, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tulane, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and McNeese State.
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