Against Douglass-New Orleans on Thursday night, John Curtis High took a 52-6 win to stay undefeated on the season.
Cornerback Jonathan McKnight, who has also seen time at wide receiver during his senior campaign, was once again a big part of the Patriots win.
“I had a touchdown that came on a fade route, and I also recorded an interception,” McKnight said. “I have about 150 yards and two touchdowns on 14 catches so far this year. It is fun to play now, but I know that I am sticking with cornerback in college.”
Ranked as the No. 58 cornerback in the country, McKnight has offers from schools across the southeast. For now, he is eyeing four programs for his official visits.
McKnight said that the Tide have pushed themselves slightly out front of the rest of the pack, but his final decision will reflect primarily on what he sees on his official campus visits.
Thanks to two strong defensive showings in Tiger Stadium over the past few weeks, the LSU defense has impressed McKnight – which leaves the River Ridge native wanting to know more about what defensive coordinator John Chavis has going on in Baton Rouge.
“I was in the stands for both the Florida and Auburn games, and both times I left very impressed with how the entire defense played,” he said. “The stadium was rocking both times, and the defense kept the team in the Florida game and helped them shut down Auburn. As a recruit, it was good to see.”
Not planning to make the trip to Baton Rouge this weekend for the Tulane game, McKnight’s next campus visit could be his official.
“I might make a game at the end of the season, but we will have to see,” he said. “I am going to lay out my officials as soon as the season ends. Then when all five are taken, I will make a decision.”
McKnights reports a 2.6 GPA and took the ACT for the first time on Oct. 24.