Official Visit Report: Hunter Knighton
The Hun School DE/OL Hunter Knighton (Princeton, NJ) picked up an offer from Boise State just a couple weeks ago and was in Boise last weekend for an official visit. He described the visit as a "nice surprise" and while different from New Jersey, it certainly made Boise State a contender for his services. "It was a nice surprise," he said. "You notice how different the surroundings are right when you get off the plane. I met Coach Avalos right when I got there and he showed us around the football facilities. We went to dinner after that and I got to meet some of the team. I also got to hangout with Michael Atkinson for a bit that night. On Saturday, we took an academic tour that morning, went to lunch, and then back for the football game. That was really cool. They have a lot of great traditions at Boise State." "Their guys up front are really athletic," he stated. "They were batting down passes and really getting after the QB. They have something like 30 sacks this year. That just shows how successful they are." "I had about a one hour meeting with Coach Petersen on Sunday," said Knighton. "I think we really clicked since we have similar philosophies. To be able to sit down and talk to him really made the visit. He's about more than football. He wants to make you a better person." So, is Boise State a viable contender for Knighton's services? "They definitely are," he said. "That was the one school that I've visited that I had never been to before. I didn't know what to expect and was totally blown away by the experience. I was really impressed." "I really don't have a preference in terms of position," said Knighton. "Boise State is recruiting me for D-line. We talked about DT and possibly DE as well. I can play on either side of the ball, but I just want to play the position that allows me to reach my potential. It doesn't matter to me whether that's on offense or defense." He has a few more official visits lined up and says he'll likely make a verbal commitment sometime in December. "I've got Miami and Purdue coming up," he said. "I also would have one more and I've been thinking about taking one to West Virginia. I'm hoping I can make a decision in December." So, what does Hunter Knighton (6'5, 265) bring to the gridiron? "First, I'm a tough kid and I don't like to lose," he said. "I'm going to go out there, compete, and win every snap," he added. BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Hunter Knighton.