2018 ATH Jalen Knox (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Versatile Playmaker Jalen Knox Talks Visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, Plus Baylor Offer

FRISCO, Texas -- With double-digit FBS offers and several from Power Five programs, 2018 athlete Jalen Knox is a rising prospect in Texas.

Programs such as BaylorWisconsinOregon State, and Missouri are among the double-digit FBS offers for 2018 athlete Jalen Knox from Mansfield (Texas) Timberview High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

But they certainly won't be the last. The 6-foot, 185-pound Knox can line up as a receiver or a running back and will have plenty of recruiting attention this offseason because of his athleticism and versatility.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are two schools that Knox has gotten interest from and even visited for junior days.

"They both had really nice facilities and were nice places," Knox said.


Head coach Mike Gundy has recruited Knox for Oklahoma State, while running backs coach Jay Boulware recruits him for the Sooners.

"Oklahoma doesn't know yet," Knox said, referring to which position OU likes him. "They said they just have to see my senior season. Oklahoma State sees me at receiver."

Knox said Baylor has not yet decided where it wants him to play, but the Bears like him enough to already extend an offer.

Joey McGuire, a three-time Texas state championship coach at powerhouse Cedar Hill High School who was hired after the 2016 season as an assistant at Baylor, recruits Knox.

"He wants me and the rest of DFW to come down to Baylor and make one team and make a national championship run," Knox said. "I feel like he's a real good guy. He's good friends with my head coach and he loves him."

As a junior this past fall, Knox gained 684 yards from scrimmage. He ran for 481 yards and six touchdowns, while catching 14 passes for 203 yards and one TD.

Knox said he's taking his time with recruiting. In the meantime, he will work on improving his game this offseason.

"My route-running getting in and out of breaks," Knox noted as areas to improve, "because track made my strides so long, that's started to become a problem."

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