Knight Enjoys AU Visit, Michigan Up Next

Trinity's Rashad Knight talks about his official visit to Auburn.

Jacksonville, Fla.--It has been a whirlwind few days for Trinity Christian defensive back Rashad Knight. On Friday his team lost a state title game to American Heritage in Orlando and then he tripped to Auburn for his official visit to check out the Tigers.

While his team fell 30-20 in the 1A championship, Knight says the weekend still went well because of his visit to the Plains. Hosted by Auburn freshman Anthony Gulley, Knight says he was impressed by the campus and city of Auburn.

"The visit went well," Knight says. "It wasn't what I expected. I thought it was going to be more country, but it turned out to be real good. I really enjoyed myself. They showed me a good time.

"Just the overall experience was good," he adds. "It made me feel at home. It's a pretty nice town, college-based. Everything is close together. I really like that."

Saying the highlight of his visit was getting the chance to see the Auburn locker room with the AU in the middle of the floor and jerseys in the lockers, Knight says he saw enough of Auburn to put them in his top five at the moment.

"I'm supposed to be going to visit Michigan on the 15th of January," Knight says. "I'm thinking about visiting Wake Forest and a couple of other colleges, but I haven't set up any officials with them. The only one I have is to Michigan.

"I really like Auburn," he adds. "The coaching staff is down to earth. If I had a top five they would definitely be in the top five. I'm really considering them. I'm going to keep in contact."

Knight would have had a chance to bring a title on his visit except the play of Darius Millines made that impossible. The quarterback rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns to lead American Heritage to the title, but Knight notes his team played well above expectations this season.

"They had a quarterback that's committed to West Virginia, he's a pretty good player," Knight says. "He didn't want to pass it. He only threw it three or four times and I intercepted one for a touchdown that was called back because of a block in the back. The thing that hurt us is the team is young. The whole team is coming back except for me and two other players."

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