Kansas lands ex-Maryland receiver Nigel King

A day before the first day of camp for Kansas, Charlie Weis had an addition up his sleeve. And a nice one at that. Nigel King, a graduate transfer from Maryland, will join the Jayhawks and is eligible to play two seasons for Kansas, starting this year. King just graduated from Maryland last week.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound wideout is already listed on the team’s depth chart behind Tony Pierson. Weis gets pegged for the failures of his quarterback transfers at Kansas but King should make an immediate impact for a team that had struggled at the wide receiver position lately.

“Experience and production,” head coach Charlie Weis said on Thursday. “The guy has produced. The guy has made plays (and) scored touchdowns. It would be nice to have some receivers scoring some touchdowns.”

King has 42 receptions for 575 yards and five touchdowns in his two seasons of playing with Maryland. Last season, he had 33 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns, leading Maryland in touchdown catches. Mind you, King only played in 11 of Maryland’s 13 games. Additionally, King only played four games for Maryland in 2012.

“We’re excited that he’s here,” offensive coordinator John Reagan told the media on Thursday at football media day. “Coming from a program where they’ve had some success, and he’s had some, we’re excited to put him in the two-deep and see where he fits in.”