Murfreesboro, Tenn.--A highly-regarded class of 2019 wide receiver prospect, 6-4, 205 Trey Knox already had offers from top programs such as Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Tennessee and others when the Auburn Tigers came calling last week along with SEC West foe Ole Miss.
Teammates with Auburn class of 2018 running back target Master Teague, Knox shined with Coach Tim Horton in attendance at a recent practice and it was enough for the Tigers to join the early recruiting buzz for the big-time wide receiver.
While talking with Blackman High’s head coach, Horton told him that he couldn’t talk with Trey because it’s an evaluation period, but he wanted the wide receiver to know he had an offer. Listening in, Knox heard the conversation and it was big news for him.
“It was kind of exciting and funny at the same time,” Knox said. “He can’t talk to me but he’s still talking out loud so I can hear him. It was very exciting.”
Even with Teague a major prospect and warranting plenty of attention this spring, Knox said to have Auburn make the trip to see him as well made the offer even more special.
“It was real important because they didn’t even have to come watch me practice,” Knox said. “It just shows they know I’m good enough to play in the SEC so they took time out of their day to come watch me practice.”
Already very familiar with Auburn after taking a pair of visits to check out the Tigers, Teague is someone who Knox said he can lean on to learn more about the program and university until he can check things out on his own.
“They are recruiting a lot of people I know like Master,” Knox said. “He thinks very highly of them. I think very highly of them, too. We’ll probably go on a visit sometime. They’re just a highly-touted program that produces a lot of kids.”
With plans to visit Auburn this summer, Knox said he’s got several more schools in mind that he plans to check out as well before his junior season begins including Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech and South Carolina.