April 14, 2010
Knight ready for more offers
One of the top prospects in Michigan for the class of 2011 is wide receiver Kenny Knight of Detroit Country Day School. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect already has multiple scholarship offers on the table and is hoping to pick up several more in the coming months. SpartanMag.com caught up with Knight and got the latest.
Knight, who boasts offers from Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Central Michigan, was able to visit two of the schools showing him the most interest last week.
"I went down and visited Cincinnati and Indiana over spring break," Knight stated. "Indian has offered and Cincinnati just wants to see me at camp. I love both schools. The staff and facilities at both schools were amazing and they showed me what I wanted to see. Both schools have a lot to offer."
What are the Spartans and Wolverines saying?
"I hear from them, but not as much as the other schools. They both want me to come to camp. I am very open right now. I am looking for a school that offers me the best opportunity both on and off the field. I want to make sure the school I select prepares me for life after college. My dream is to play in the NFL and I want to go to a school that will help me accomplish that."
Last month Knight helped make history on the hardwood. He was a starting member of the Yellowjackets State Championship and nationally ranked basketball team. In the final game against Lansing Sexton he scored 10-points and had 5-rebounds in the 71-47 victory.
As far as future plans, Knight indicated he is focused on improving his game.
"I am planning on going to the NIKE Camp at Penn state and I may hit a few spring games. I am really focused on my training so I can perform well at camps."
At the NIKE Camp, Knight will get a chance to compare himself against many of the other top Midwestern wide receivers. He hopes that performing well there will lead to even more offers.
"I have not really even started to narrow things down yet. I hear from new schools almost every day and they all have something amazing to offer as a student-athlete. I am looking forward learning more about them and hopefully getting more offers."
SpartanMag.com scouted Knight at the Michigan Showcase Combine and he had a solid performance there. Knight is not only a legit 6-foot-4, but he plays tall. He has excellent leaping ability and does a good job of catching the ball at its highest point.
At this point in time the Spartans have scholarship offers out to a few other wide receivers. They will likely wait until their summer camp before the offer anyone else. If Knight performs well at the Spartan camp he could leap-frog other players on the recruiting board. It should be noted that Coach Dantonio already has 2 wide receivers from Detroit Country Day on the roster, Chris Rucker and Bennie Fowler. Michigan State knows that players that come from Coach MacLean's program are well coached and hard-working. The fact that Coach Enos offered Knight so early has a lot to do with the fact that Coach Enos was the primary recruiter of Country Day for the Spartans,
Look for more on Knight and his recruitment in the coming weeks.
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