September 16, 2011

MSU commit gets offer

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School three-star wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. may have committed to Michigan State in July, but that isn't stopping Georgia from offering the senior a chance to be in the Bulldogs' backfield.

"They called last night, they offered me as a running back. We had a good conversation and he* said he was going to work on me becoming a Georgia Bulldog," Kings said. "He was telling me how they need more depth at the running back position, they only have one running back right about now who's a true freshman, and they are going to need one more. So they are going to work on me becoming a Georgia Bulldog."

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound target, who was asked to come up for Saturday's game, said he is flattered by the offer and is still trying to figure out what to do with it.

"Right now, I don't think it's appropriate for me to go down to schools when I'm locked down to Michigan State. I don't want them to think I'm betraying them because I'm going to other schools. So I don't know if I'll be able to make it to the game, but if I can make it to the game, I'll be more than happy to go," Kings said. "If a school wants to make an offer to me, or show interest in me, I'm not going to send them away because you never know who you might need in the long run so I keep all my options open. I'm not down on Michigan State, it's not a bad thing, I mean, I love Michigan State, but you know how it is. Just keep your eyes open, keep your options, so that's how I'm taking it, day-by-day."

This isn't the first time Kings has heard from Georgia, he said, but with the stakes raised with an offer now on the table, he is seeking the advice of his coaches on what he should do.

"Georgia had told me they wanted me to come watch a game before they even offered me. They made the first official offer last night, but I mean, I asked about it, I asked my coach what did he think. He just kept it real with me. He said Michigan State is a good place for me, it's a good opportunity for me," Kings said. "But my other coach is like, hey, Athens is the place. So it's iffy, but I'm 100 percent on Michigan State, and that's just how it is, I guess for now."

Kings said that while he sorts out the prospects of new opportunities, he is still working on when he'll set his official to Michigan State, and hopefully Michigan, he said.

Whether or not Georgia gets a visit is still in the air, but Kings said no matter what he ends up doing, he knows it's a good situation.

"I'm 100 percent Michigan State right now, but just to know that I have Georgia in my background, and they have good people and they care about me, that's a good thing."

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