I Can't Wait

Fredi Knighten threw for over 3,300 yards and 43 touchdowns in 2010. He also rushed for over 800 yards and scored 6 times on the ground. He returned only one point all year and took it to the house. That gave the Pulaski Academy star an even 50 when it comes to getting in the end zone. Knighten will be checking things out in Ruston on Saturday when he attends Junior Day at Louisiana Tech.

Fredi Knighten

With Fredi Knighten running the offense and incoming Louisiana Tech freshman Dirk Tanner anchoring the defense, Shiloh Christian finished 13-2 in 2010 with a trip to the Arkansas Class 4A Championship Game.

What Knighten lacks in height, he makes up for in Wow Factor. He thinks he has the perfect combination of skills for the spread offense at Louisiana Tech.

"I think their offense is great," explained Knighten. "The spread would fit me great because I am a smaller quarterback. Knighten is 5'10" which is very similar in size to Nick Isham, who signed with Tech in February.

Knighten has already developed a relationship with the Louisiana Tech staff. "Dirk said they were really nice and they cared about their recruits," said Knighten. "Coach (Rob)Likens said they were going to keep a close eye on me and they liked the way I play."

Knighten is among several central Arkansas standouts scheduled to make their way to Tech's campus on Saturday. Louisiana Tech's Spring Game is set for 2 p.m. "I can't wait," added Knighten. Other area players scheduled to visit include Zach Conque from Little Rock Catholic, Herb Crossgrow and Kendall Williams from North Little Rock, and Pulaski Academy temmates Aum'aire Wallace and Jason King.

College scouts can't wait to see Fredi play in 2011 either. For now, he will make the rounds of unofficial visits and summer camps. Check back to see how Knighten's visit to Louisiana Tech goes.

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