Decision nearing for Knevel

The recruiting process seems like it will will finally be coming to an end this weekend for one of the best high school offensive tackles out there. It's coming down to three school. When can a decision be expected?

Brantford (Ont.) Pauline Johnson Collegiate offensive tackle David Knevel has taken five official visits and a number of unofficial visits. His mother, Michelle Knevel, fills in on the latest.

"It's down to Nebraska, Alabama and West Virginia," Mrs. Knevel said. "He will not go through another weekend without making a decision. David planned on making a decision this past weekend and then a week or 10 days prior he had more conversations with Alabama.

"We were there in August. Coach Stoutland from Alabama came out on Monday and that kind of put the commitment on hold. That prompted a return visit there over the weekend. David has delayed his decision once and he will not be delaying it again. There will be a decision by Sunday."

Nebraska was out to see Knevel late last week. It had been a long week and the fourth week for the assistant coach that was in-home with Knevel without a home cooked dinner. Mrs. Knevel was happy to provide that and she said that it was a great evening with the assistant coach from Nebraska.

"Oh yeah, we had a really nice evening with Coach Tim Beck on Friday night. He got here around 7:00 and had a home cooked meal. He said that it was his first home cooked meal in four weeks. I felt pretty special to be able to give him that. We had a great evening. It was David, his twin brother Michael and myself."

The decision and the process are tough. Mrs. Knevel said that David has been going through his options and has admitted the difficulty with the decision. He has been reminded that all of his final schools would be excellent choices by his mom and many other people recently.

"These are all great opportunities. He's extremely fortunate to have this problem. He said that this was hard for him to do, but said after thinking about it that it was a good problem. No matter where he goes he will do well. All of these schools offer great people, great facilities, great tradition and great everything."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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