Nick Saban made it clear to Jamar King this weekend that he was a wanted man for his program.
King, a three-star defensive end from Mendocino College (Ukiah, Calif.), told SEC Country that he felt like a big priority to the coaching staff this weekend.
“(Saban) was just telling me that he has a big need for me,” King said. “They really need me. It made me feel really good to hear that from that guy because I look up to him. He’s just an all-around good guy. He’s a really cool guy.”
The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder couldn’t name just one favorite part from his trip because there were too many to just choose one.
“It was a really good trip,” he said. “Getting to meet the players, getting a chance to meet the coaches and taking in the environment and the campus was great.”
Heading into his official visit, there were many reports suggesting King wouldn’t leave Tuscaloosa, Ala., before committing, but the junior college prospect did not pull the trigger just yet.
“We’ll just have to wait and see come Feb. 3 (National Signing Day),” he said.
King will have two years of eligibility at whichever school he ends up committing to.