Turns out, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Knighton couldn't wait. The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) offensive lineman called coach Al Golden and made his decision.
"I committed to Miami," Knighton said. "I told them I was going to let them know when coach Fish came to visit me, but I just couldn't wait. I had to call coach Golden tonight. He was pumped. He and coach Franklin were driving someplace and they went off. They were screaming and yelling and just went off. I could tell they were really happy."
Knighton added he thought about making the decision while he was on his official visit over the weekend, but he promised his family he would wait.
"When I left the visit I was telling coach Golden I wasn't going to commit on the visit, and something major would have to happen to change my mind," Knighton said. "I talked to my coach today and my brother and my family, and everyone thought it was a great place for me."
Knighton chose the Hurricanes over Boise State. He has long had Miami high on his list after he camped there in the summer and worked with offensive line coach Art Kehoe.
"I'm excited," he said. "Going down I didn't know I was going to end up being a Hurricane. After the visit, I just knew it was the right place for me. I like where the program is going, and I'm excited about the opportunity I'm going to have to make an impact on the team and help them win a national championship."
Whether Knighton plays tackle or guard will be decided when he gets to the progam.
"They said everyone is interchangeable," Knighton said. "I'm really excited and hopefully when I get home with my family this weekend we can celebrate."