Keshawn King emerges as one to watch after strong start to fall camp

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Nine practices in the books for Virginia Tech and a true freshman has started to capture the attention of coaches already. And this rookie could add some dimension to a unit that has struggled since Justin Fuente took over the program.

Keshawn King is making a good first impression as a running back since practice began on August 2.

The five-foot-11, 182 pounder from Florida is displaying some pure raw talent that’s caught the eye of his teammates.

“He’s explosive,” junior running back Deshawn McClease said. “That’s no question. He still works hard. He’s not overly confident. He’s not cocky. He’s right where he needs to be. He has a bright future.”

Virginia Tech has lacked a solid ground game in recent years, failing to produce a thousand-yard rusher in the Justin Fuente era.

But King, a four-star recruit, could change that.

“Had a couple of nice runs in the scrimmage. He is not scared, and he pours it up in there,” Fuente said. “He has got some elite quickness, and he has been fun to watch so far. We’ve got a lot of work to do with him, but he has had a good camp thus far.”

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