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Mon. September 13, 2010 | Joey Knight | Email

Armwood's King commits to Purdue, won't play this week

Armwood receiver A.J. King's injured knee still isn't totally secure, but his future college home is.

King, who had a breakthrough junior season (29 catches, 499 yards), has committed to Purdue, Coach Sean Callahan announced this morning. Callahan said King, who visited the school over the summer,  fell in love with the campus, not to mention the Boilermakers' pass-happy spread offense that can feature five receivers at once.

"The majority of the time they don't even have a running back on the field," Callahan said.

Callahan added King likely won't play Thursday when the Hawks travel to Tampa Bay Tech. Callahan has ordered a specialized knee brace for King, who injured his knee in the preseason classic against Middleton, but doesn't expect it to arrive earlier than game day. He should be ready for the Sept. 24 home game against Wharton, Callahan said.

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