Knighten Receiving Attention

Terrance Knighten out of Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham isn't well known just yet, but he's hoping all that will change soon as he begins to garner more interest from schools across the nation…

Standing 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds, offensive lineman Terrance Knighten is a hard worker when it comes to every aspect of the game of football. He works hard to get off the line and plays until the whistle blows, making sure that his defender doesn't make the play.

He doesn't have offers at the moment, but interest is definitely there from some smaller schools.

"Right now recruiting is pretty good. Most of the smaller schools are starting to hit me up as of now," said Knighten.

"Northern Arizona has been talking to me the most. I recently came out for an unofficial visit with Coach Jimmy Beal and they need some of my senior film, but I say they are the closest to offering – them and Portland State. Portland State has been talking to me just as much. I wasn't able to make it out there yet, but when we're allowed to, Coach Mike Scheper and I always stay in contact."

When asked if he had any dream schools, Knighten said, "I wouldn't say I have a dream school, but I do have a few childhood favorites. One is LSU considering my whole family is from the south, and UCLA."

Knighten knows that he'll have to outwork his competition in order to start pulling in offers from programs across the nation, but it's not something he's afraid to do.

"My work ethic is my best attribute," Knighten said. "I know I'm not the biggest guy out there at only 6'2, but I know I'll never give up on a play and never back down from competition."

Knighten continued, "A few years ago, one of my coaches taught me to always stay in the camera; meaning don't just block for a little bit until the play gets out of the backfield. Go down field and go make the legal block."

That's a great mentality to have and it's something that shows up on Knighten's tape as he's sure to finish plays. However, recruiting is going slow for him, but that doesn't stop him from making a current list of his top schools, "Northern Arizona, Washington State, Portland State, LSU, San Diego State and Sacramento State."

While his list may be small, Knighten updated that he recently received letters from Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida, so recruiting may be picking up fast-paced in the near future.



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