‘Couple of schools’ interested in Miami DT Corey King

Though college football season is only about six-plus weeks away from beginning, some players are already leaving teams. The latest is Miami Hurricanes defensive tackle Corey King who, as his high school coach told the Orlando Sentinel, is leaving the program. No reason was given.

“He is transferring and I have spoken to a couple of schools that have inquired about him,” West Boca High School football coach Alphonso “Junior” Moran told the Sentinel. “He’s a strong player and was very capable at UM, it was just injuries and coaching changes. They were timing things that limited his production. I think he can make an impact from the start.”

A former recruit out of West Boca Raton Community High School, King had 13 tackles his freshman season at Miami. Speaking to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post, he expressed no regrets about his time with the team.

“It showed me how to be a man,” King said.  “You grow up fast, you meet a lot of people. It was a great experience.”

Just where he ends up next remains to be seen. Prior to committing to Miami, he had drawn interest from FIU and Eastern Michigan.

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