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Kansas football adds former Miami defensive lineman Corey King

The Kansas football program has procured another measure of depth for its defensive line, landing former Miami, Fla., defensive tackle Corey King just one week into fall camp.

King was expected to debut at practice on Thursday afternoon, KU officials said.

King, who spent four seasons at Miami, is expected to be eligible right away as a graduate transfer. A two-star recruit out of Boca Raton, Fla., King redshirted in 2011 and missed all of last season because of myriad injuries. King made one tackle while appearing in three games in 2013.

“He’s a strong player and was very capable at UM,” Alphonso Moran, King’s high school coach at West Boca High, told the Orlando Sentinel in July. “It was just injuries and coaching changes. They were timing things that limited his production. I think he can make an impact from the start (at a new school).”

King is the latest addition to a roster in dire need of more depth. He also brings Division I experience — however limited — and is expected to compete for playing time right away.

Reach Rustin Dodd at rdodd@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

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