Teknipp and Teammate

When Jim Teknipp committed to UCF this week, the Knights got a momentum boost in a variety of ways. The 6'6", 230 lb. tight end from Henry County of McDonough, Georgia will certainly help the Knights on the field because of his size and strength. There's another reason this commitment helps the Knights.

Teknipp's commitment will also help strengthen UCF's pipeline to the state of Georgia, and it also provides evidence that the Knights can recruit against SEC schools. Perhaps the most crucial aspect of Teknipp verbally consenting to UCF is that he could help lure in UCF's most decorated recruit in school history.

Teknipp's Henry County teammate is four-star wide receiver, Jamal Patterson. The Georgia receiver stands at 6'3", 203 lbs. and he runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. To match his physical skills, Patterson also produces on the field, totaling over 900 receiving yards last season, as well as 11 TDs.

Patterson maintains a plus 4.0 GPA and is looking for a school with solid academics, which puts the Knights in the running. Landing Patterson won't be easy though, as he has over 40 offers, including scholarships from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida St., LSU, South Carolina, along with many other high caliber programs.

The Knights were the first team to offer Patterson a written scholarship, and they have already hosted Patterson on a visit.

Adding Teknipp will likely further influence Patterson in considering UCF. The Knights are a major contender for the incredibly talented receiver and if they can land him, Patterson would fall behind other dynamic receivers that have attended UCF and he could perhaps surpass them one day.

InsideKnights.com has an interview scheduled with Patterson and will bring you an update of where UCF stands on Patterson's extensive list.

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