A shifty running back who is listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Scout tabs him as the No. 26 running back recruit in the nation and as the No. 3 running back in Georgia … Rivals and 247Sports both list him as the No. 45 running back in the class.
Played for coach Jason Strickland at Fitzgerald …. Finished his high school career with nearly 6,000 rushing yards … Led his team to a 13-2 finish and a state championship appearance as a senior, rushing for 1,798 yards and 21 touchdowns and adding 549 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches … Named class AA first-team All-State in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution …
Was the state’s leading rusher in 2015, totaling 2,432 yards and 33 touchdowns on 341 carries for a state runner-up team … Named the 2015 AJC Class AA Offensive Player of the Year and to the AJC “Super 11” … Also named first team all-state … Ran for a career-high 335 yards on 44 carries and scored three touchdowns in a playoff victory in 2015 … Had 214 carries for 1,559 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2014 … Also competed in track and field … Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Minnesota, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati, South Alabama, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Troy, Tulane, UCF and others.
JD King was born Nov. 8, 1998 in Fitzgerald, Ga. … Son of Juan and Sophie King … His relatives David King (Tennessee State) and LaDamien Coney (Lamar) played college football … Plans to study criminal justice.
"First team all-state in Georgia is no slouch. The AJC Super 11 in Atlanta is always a very rare honor for a small school RB. Pound-for-pound, one of the toughest players in the 2017 national class, with great weight room numbers. Strong, durable, surprising top-end speed and explosion with an 11-foot broad jump. Runs behind his pads and does a very good job of keeping his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage. Loves the physical-ness of the game. Unselfish, motivated, loves football and turned Fitzgerald High School into a powerhouse. His character off the field is one of his strongest attributes as a leader and he is going to surprise some people."
-- Running Backs Coach Marcus Arroyo