Big receiver with linebacker skills

A bona fide prospect on both side of the ball, Randolph County's Ezekiel Knight could end up playing either wide receiver or linebacker in college.

At 6-3, 210 and sporting a 4.60 40-yard dash time, Knight has the skill set for both offense and defense. He's versatile enough to play several positions, but he loves wide receiver and has worked extremely hard to develop his skills on offense.

A native of Wedowee, Ezekiel Knight moved to wideout as a sophomore. Initially, he displayed the proverbial "hands of stone," but he continued to improve throughout the year. By his junior season Knight looked like a new athlete.

He caught 31 passes as a junior for 788 yards and nine touchdowns.

Knight is also a dangerous punt and kickoff returner. As a junior in that role, he had more than 700 yards combined with six scores last season. Another four touchdown return runs were called back due to penalty.

Knight gets measured for the vertical jump at Alabama's summer mini-camp.

After his junior year, Knight was selected to the All Metro (Class 1A through 6A) and All State teams.

Similar to Auburn's Karlos Dansby when he was a high school senior, Knight prefers wideout, but his future could be at linebacker. Many schools like his potential to become a standout outside linebacker in college. He has the size, speed, aggressiveness, and intensity to excel at that position--as well as receiver.

Knight attended summer camps at Alabama, Auburn, MTSU and the Tennessee Titans.

He bench presses 240 pounds and squats 425. Knight has a 3.2 GPA in the classroom and scored 16 on his first attempt at the ACT.

Knight reports early interest in Alabama, Auburn, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgia Tech, MTSU and Troy State.

SCOUTING NOTES: It's likely--even probable--that Knight's chance at major-college offers will rest on his potential as a linebacker. Bama's early interest supports that. However, Knight is athletic enough to be a big wide receiver or possibly even a receiving tight end in college.

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