Grant King will miss start of Georgia State camp

Grant King, who has started every game at right tackle for Georgia State for the past three seasons, will miss the start of this season’s camp because of an academic-related issue.

Coach Trent Miles said he can’t comment on the nature of the issue, citing FERPA laws. However, Miles said King won’t be allowed to participate in any team-related activities until it is resolved. He said there is no timetable on the decision.

King is a 6-5, 295-pound right tackle from Columbia, S.C. He has started 33 consecutive games.

A.J. Kaplan, who signed with the Panthers after two years at Palomar College, may slide in to King’s spot.

“Next man in,” Miles said. “We are always going to have shuffling on the line. That’s why we like to recruit guys who can play tackle or guard.”

The line, with four seniors projected to start, figured to be an area of strength for the team this season as it begins its first year on the FBS level as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

The Panthers will open camp on Saturday and will open the season against Samford on Aug. 30 at the Georgia Dome.

“Hopefully he can rejoin us,” Miles said. “We just have to figure out the best situation for us. We will shuffle guys around and find a final five a little bit before game week.”