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ACC, Big Ten, SEC powerhouses pursuing 2019 WR Trey Knox

Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman standout Trey Knox is one of the most sought-after 2019 receivers in the South and he spoke with Scout about his recruitment.

Trey Knox has emerged as a major target for several top college football programs.

His last visit was to Louisville a few weeks ago.

"It was my second time there and it was great," said the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Knox. "They treated me like I was a superstar. I got to talk to all the coaches and they showed a lot of love. The facilities are also top-notch and their doing some great renovations to the weight room.

"The atmosphere was great. It's very family friendly and I think I could excel there. My favorite part was meeting Lamar Jackson and it was really cool talking to the Heisman Trophy winner. He was real down to earth and humble.

"(Wide receivers) coach (Lonnie) Galloway is recruiting me and he's a great coach with a cool personality. I was also able to talk to coach (Bobby) Petrino one-on-one. He told me I'm a top target and looked good on film. He said I could prosper in their offense and it meant a lot that he took the time to speak to me."

Along with Louisville, Knox said  FloridaOhio State and Tennessee are recruiting him hardest, and gave a quick thought on each.

Florida: "I like their offense and how they get the ball to their playmakers," Knox said. "They also have a great coaching staff."

Ohio State: "They have a great atmosphere and great team. They also have a great coaching staff -- one of the best I've seen."

Tennessee: "It's obviously an in-state school, so it's close to home. They have had a lot of great seasons, too, and send a bunch of guys to the NFL."

His next visit will likely be to Florida.

"I went last year when they played Missouri, so I'm looking forward to going back," Knox said. "I'm going to their spring game and I'm excited to see the offense and watch their receivers. I also want talk to the coaches and see how I would in if I went there.

"My recruiter left to go to Louisville, but I'm getting to know the coaches better. They've told me they love me as a player and that means a lot. I really like the entire staff and I'm looking forward to continuing to develop our relationship."

Knox finished last year with 54 catches for nearly 700 yards and ten touchdowns.

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