Beaumont West Brook vs Longview

Coach John King gives instructions to his son Haynes King as the Longview Lobos take on Beaumont West Brook during the Class 6A Division II state championship game Dec. 22 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Kings earned the top awards during Thursday night’s annual American State Bank Player of the Year Banquet in Bullard.

Longview quarterback Haynes King spent the day working out with teammates, preparing for the Elite 11, celebrating his sister's birthday and taking his time on making a lifetime decision.

Originally expected to make an announcement on his decision for which program will garner his services before the Elite 11, King, the nation's top uncommitted quarterback in the 2020 class, is still considering his options, he told the News-Journal on Thursday.

King heads to the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco for the Elite 11 on Friday. Competition runs Saturday and Sunday before The Opening Finals begin on Monday and conclude Wednesday.

The competition will wrap a busy month for King, who took four official visits to Texas A&M, Tennessse, Auburn and Duke in succession over the past month. While all four remain in the mix, Texas A&M and Tennessee appear to have emerged as front runners for King.

While anticipation is growing for a decision, King is taking his time on a decision that will impact his next four years and his life after that.

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Hayden Henry is the beat writer for the Longview Lobos and covers sports throughout East Texas.