Big, New Jersey brothers, Travon and Stanley King, planning to pay Penn State a visit
From left, Travon King and Stanley King say they hope to visit Penn State this week.
In a weekend filled with top-flight athletes, it was hard to miss Travon and Stanley King.
The brothers, who play for New Jersey’s Woodrow Wilson High, suited up for NLG 3 during the East Coast Elite 7v7 passing tournament at Spooky Nook, and they stood out.
Travon, a junior, is 6-foot-3 1/2, 200 pounds with, what he said is, a seven-foot wingspan.
Stanley, a sophomore, is 6-foot-5, 195 pounds with, what he said is, a 6-foot-10-inch wingspan.
And, while neither has an offer from Penn State, they intend to pay State College a visit as soon as this week.
“They really like him,” Travon said, nodding in the direction of Stanley. “They want him to get up there and get on campus.”
Travon claims a dozen offers including Temple, Boston College, Houston, N.C. State, Purdue, Rutgers and UCF.
Stanley has just one — N.C. State.
But the duo consistently showed off the athleticism that, packaged with their size, can turn recruiters’ heads.
They shined at receiver.
But, at least for Travon, that might not be where he ends up.
He said most schools want him to add weight and play defensive end or linebacker at the next level.
Meanwhile, Stanley said Penn State coaches told him they like his size at receiver.
And it’s entirely possible the duo isn’t done growing.
In fact, Saturday, they said they have nine siblings, including four brothers.
“And he’s the smallest one out of the four of us,” Stanley said of Travon.
They said growing up in that environment helped sharpen their athletic ability.
“It’s always exciting,” Stanley said. “It’s competitive.”
Maybe that’s why, Travon said, despite his pass-catching skills, he prefers to find a home on the defensive side.
“I like dishing out the punishment more than I like taking it,” he said.
“He doesn’t have the dog in him to play defense,” Travon said laughing.
“I do have that dog in me,” Stanley shot back. “I can play offense or defense.”
The pair said they hope to visit Temple and Rutgers this week before getting to Penn State.
And, while there may be some debate between them about Stanley’s defensive prowess, there’s little argument over what a Penn State offer would mean.
“If either of us got an offer from them,” Travon said, “that would be a huge thing.”