March 2, 2010
Detroit WR blowing up
One of the fastest rising prospects in the state of Michigan for the class of 2011 is wide receiver Kenny Knight of Detroit Country Day School. SpartanMag.com was able to scout Knight at the Michigan Showcase Combine and spoke with his afterwards. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Knight talked about his combine performance
"The combine was intense, I loved it," Knight said. Once I figured out how to get more reps in the drills people started to see what I could really do. I really tried to highlight how I attack the ball and how I catch the ball away from my body. I also showed my ability to get separation by using my speed and quickness. I had a great time. I think I was able to show everyone why I have the scholarship offers that I do and that I will be getting many more."
What schools have offered and are some other schools close to offering?
Minnesota, Central Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana have all offered so far," Knight said.
Both Michigan and Michigan State might be offering me soon and I am also hearing from Notre Dame and Toledo."
What are your feelings about the Spartans and Wolverines?
I have been following them since I moved to Michigan in sixth grade. I have seen both school sat their best and worst. I have former teammates at both schools. Both programs are phenomenal and have so much to offer. The staff and people at both schools have been very welcoming to me. I hope to receiver offers from both schools and keep them as my potential final decision."
Michigan and Michigan State do not run similar offenses; will that impact your decision?
The pro-style schools I have been talking with have said they want me to be a big play-maker and a go to guy. The spread teams want to throw me the ball a lot and have me make plays. Right now I have not really thought about it, but it could impact my decision. I just want to be in a system that will allow me to highlight my game and help the team."
Knight went on to say that he is not in a hurry to make his choice. He is going to attend some individual team camps this summer to showcase his skills and develop rapport the coaches. His decision will come down to which school offers the best fit for him athletically, academically and socially.
On a side not, Knight is hoping to help his Country Day Basketball team make a run to the state championship. Knight is a key member of the Yellowjackets team (17-1) that is one of the favorites to win the title. Country Day is ranked 23rd in the nation by the USA Today. The Yellowjackets play tonight at Flint Northern at 7PM.
SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with Knight in the coming weeks. He will surely be a player that will be moving up the regional and national rankings as more people get a chance to see him in action.
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