2008 FRESHMAN SEASON
PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
A strong player with an imposing frame, he seems to fit the physical mold for an offensive lineman at Texas Tech ... rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 2 offensive lineman and No. 15 overall player in the state on Rivals.com's Oklahoma Top 25 for 2008 ... also listed as the No. 79 offensive tackle recruit in the nation by Rivals ... ranked the No. 98 offensive tackle nationally by Scout.com ... a member of the 2007 OKPrepXtra.com Class 6A All-State First-Team ... started at tackle for a Panther offense that averaged 23 points per game and propelled North to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 6A state playoffs in 2007 ... given an overall grade of 88 by the coaching staff his senior year ... a second-team All-State selection by The Tulsa World following his senior season ... participated in the Los Angeles NIKE Training Camp last April and was praised by camp coaches and observers for his performance in one-on-one drills against some of the top defensive line prospects on the west coast ... chose Tech over Iowa State.
Joe King IV ... born on July 29, 1990 in Americus, Ga. ... son of Dr. Joseph King III and Barbara King ... his father is an OBGYN and a graduate of Morehouse University ... his mother is a graduate of Fisk University ... has two older sisters, Erika and Erin ... his grandfather Ollie Matson is a member of both the college and professional football halls of fame ... enjoys sports, planes, cars, boats and traveling.