Knox Drawing Plenty of Interest

Union High School has been home to some of the top talent in the southeast in recent years under the direction of head coach Mike Anthony, and 2003 appears to be no different. Today, we bring you the latest on Justin Knox, an outstanding quarterback prospect.

The two favorites for Union quarterback Justin Knox have apparently backed off, and Knox is having to retool his list.

"I am going to Duke next Saturday, then Wake, probably East Carolina, and definately Virginia," says the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder.

"There are rally no favorites because South Carolina and North Carolina both backed off of me, and I am not really familiar with the other schools."

East Carolina, Virginia, and Wake Forest are recruiting him the hardest, but Penn State is sending him plenty of mail.

"I am getting more mail from Penn State than anybody, but they have not called me yet."

Knox, who had an excellent junior year, says that the teams' tradition will have little affect on his decision.

"I do not really care, I just want to go somewhere I can get a degree and play football at the same time."

Knox passed for over 2,600 yards and 28 touchdowns and added nearly 700 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground last season. He also projects as a full qualifier with a 3.7 GPA and a 1,000 on his first attempt on the SAT as a sophomore.

Knox has seen some interest from Clemson, but it now appears the Tigers are ultimately moving in another direction to fill their quarterback needs in 2004.

We will continue to keep you updated on one of South Carolina's finest, right up through signing day. Top Stories