King, who would have been a senior at Georgia this season, was declared academically ineligible in July. In three seasons with the Bulldogs, he rushed for 1,271 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Conner said King had multiple offers and took his time choosing Minnesota.
The newspaper quoted Conner as saying that King was looking for the best opportunity "to maximize his potential" and "to make an active roster." He was to leave for Minnesota Monday night for a physical with the team.