Blount High School honored one of its own on Friday, welcoming JaMarcus King back to campus with a ceremony in the school auditorium.
King was in town last week to participate in the Senior Bowl, an all-star football game that serves as a job interview of sorts for college football players hoping to be drafted into the NFL. King was a two-year starter at cornerback for South Carolina, leading the Gamecocks both of those seasons in pass break-ups with nine as a junior and 12 as a senior. He played two years at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College after graduating from Blount in 2014.
“I always wanted to come back and play in the Senior Bowl,” King said. “Blount High School is one of the main reasons I got to accomplish that. The coaches and teachers here pushed me to keep working has hard as I could. They made me a better player and person.”
King made two tackles in the Reese’s Senior Bowl game on Saturday. He will continue his preparation for the NFL draft, which begins on April 26.