Josh King is still facing sexual assault charges but also attempting to resume his college football career with a pair of former Michigan State teammates.
The defensive end signed a national letter of intent to play at Coahoma Community College in Mississippi, joining Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance, whose signings with Coahoma were reported in January.
All three, who are facing sexual assault charges in Ingham County, were announced last week as members of Coahoma’s 2018 signing class.
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Corley and Vance, through their lawyers, had stipulations to modify their bonds in order to attend Coahoma approved by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina in January. Both must report in person for all future court proceedings.
Online court records do not indicate any bond modifications made for King and an Ingham County Court employee said there are no recent updates to his court file.
Neither King’s lawyer, Shannon Smith, nor Coahoma coach Steven Miller immediately returned messages from MLive.com.
King, Corley and Vance face third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, related to an alleged incident in January 2017. King is also charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by up to life in prison, and a charge of capturing or distributing an image of an unclothed person.
All three were suspended from the Michigan State football team in February 2017, dismissed from the program in June after they were formally charged and then expelled from university after the conclusion of a Title IX investigation.
King, Corley and Vance have a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 21 in Ingham County Circuit Court.
King, a 6-foot-6, 267-pound former four-star recruit from Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Ill., was the highest-rated member of Michigan State’s 2016 class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. As a true freshman, he appeared in nine games (two starts) and made 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss.
Coahoma is a member of the Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges and finished with a 2-7 record last season.