Kings pleased with first start
Macgarrett Kings
Posted Sep 8, 2013
Mike Wilson Spartan Digest

Sophomore wide receiver has three catches against South Florida for 24 yards to lead the receiving corps.

Only one wide receiver had multiple catches in Michigan State’s 21-6 win against South Florida and that was sophomore MacGarrett Kings.

Kings, who was making his first career start, hauled in three catches for 24 yards.

“It felt good, finally getting a chance to get out there and show what I can do, just catching the ball if it comes my way,” he said. “That being first start, it felt real good.”

Kings said he felt really good with performance against the Bulls even though he didn’t break a big play.

”I ran all my routes correctly, got my correct depth, caught the ball when it came my way,” he said. “Explosive plays are going to come, you just gotta be patient. That’s the game of football and they are going to come.”

Kings’ longest play of the game came on a 13-yard grab from his classmate, Tyler O’Connor.

“Tyler trusts me,” he said. “I trust Tyler. He trusts all the receivers, but he just threw it out there and I just made a play on the ball.”

So how much more can be expected from Kings moving forward?

”You’re going to see a lot more from me,” he said. “It was my first start, I felt really good out there. I made some plays for my team, made some nice catches and hopefully everyone just follows suit and tries to be a vocal leader out there and just continue to make more plays.”

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