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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Cass Tech twins Kobe and Kalen King commit to play college football together at Penn State

By: , April 10, 2020, 2:37 pm

Born together, and growing up side-by-side, it’s no surprise that twin 2021 Cass Tech prospects Kobe and Kalen King made their announcement together live. 

And it’s no surprise they’re going to the same school, either.

The twins announced Friday afternoon, they’d be attending Penn State together.

They made the announcement on a live broadcast on 247Sports, with Michigan State, Wisconsin and Michigan hats sitting in front of them.

At 6-foot and 230 pounds, Kobe King is a linebacker, while the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Kalen — who also plays on the PSL champion Cass Tech basketball team — is a cornerback.

Both brothers had upwards of 30 offers. 

The Technicians were 7-5 in 2019, falling to Sterling Heights Stevenson in the regional title game, 9-7. 

A three-star prospect ranked as the No. 13 player in Michigan and the No. 20 inside linebacker in the nation by 247Sports, Kobe King listed his top seven as Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin last Thursday.

A four-star recruit ranked as the No. 10 player in Michigan and the No. 24 corner in the nation by 247Sports, Kalen King had Penn State, Michigan, Iowa, Arkansas, Wislconsin, Nebraska and Missouri on his top seven list, tweeted out last Friday. 

The two were a bit of a package deal, stating that they’d like to play together on the college gridiron.

“That’s our plan, to go to the same school,” Kobe told the Detroit News last summer. “We’re close.” 

His brother echoed the sentiment.

“It would be great to play college ball with Kobe. That’s the plan,” Kalen said at the time. “It would be nice, becuase it would save my parents a lot of time and money and stress.”

They reiterated the same thing Friday, with their mom chiming in that the thing that worried her most was them picking separate schools.

The twosome join Detroit King safety Jaylen Reed, who committed to Penn State on Thursday.

— MATTHEW B. MOWERY