McKnight Showing Southern Interest

WR Rhema McKnight is giving the Gators a hard look. He is one of the top WRs in the nation from California.

One of the nation's finest wide receiver prospects is Rhema McKnight. McKnight, 6-2 and 190 pounds, stars for La Palma (Cal.) Kennedy High School.

"I have 13 scholarship offers so far," said McKnight. "UCLA, Georgia Tech, Florida, Tennessee, Washington, and Notre Dame are some of the schools that have offered. Right now, I am completely open and pretty much considering everyone. I will look at the wide receiver position of each school, their QB situation and I want to play for a good team."

McKnight is a receiver with good size and speed. "I am able to read the defense and get off the line. I have good separation and great hands. I think I can do a little bit of everything out there."

McKnight is showing interest in three Southern schools. Here is what he had to say about those college football programs.

"Georgia Tech has a good team and they pass the ball a lot. Plus, I like their coaching staff. Florida is known for their wide receivers, they pass the ball and they have a very good team. I am still learning about Tennessee but I know they have a good team. UCLA is the only school I like in California. I think there is a better chance that I leave the state than stay."

McKnight said he hopes to set up his visits right after his football season. Last season as a junior, McKnight caught 62 balls for 1,188 yards and 15 touchdowns, with 4 punt returns for scores. He carries a 3.2 grade point average and has scored a 1020 SAT. McKnight runs in the 4.5 range and has a 36-inch vertical jump.

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