Scout Ranking: 3-star and No. 55 OT
Measurables: 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds
2011 Stats: Knighton played on both sides of the ball last season -- as a defensive end and offensive tackle.
What they're saying: One of the top talent-producing private schools in New Jersey is The Hun School (Princeton), and lineman Hunter Knighton is one of the top prospects. -- Brian Dohn/Scout.com
Recruiting Status: Knighton landed spring BCS scholarship offers from South Florida, Rutgers, Purdue, Boston College, Northwestern, and UConn. Miami went by to see him in the spring but didn't offer. Instead, they invited him to camp. He came to camp and earned an offer from the Canes.
What he's saying about Miami: "Coach Kehoe told me in May what he thought of my evaluation. I feel like he gave me the best evaluation in the spring. He was honest about me, and for him to understand me as a player like that, that's a guy I want to play for and I wanted to prove myself to him. It's definitely one of my top offers right now. That's the only camp I'm doing and I wanted the offer. Coach Kehoe said they like me as an offensive lineman."
Miami angle: The Hurricanes are looking to sign a couple offensive tackles in the 2013 class and Knighton seems like one of the top prospects for right now. He earned an offer at their camp, which is always important because he not only showed off his skills but also his coachability, knowledge of the game, and important intangibles like that. Miami's the offer he wanted most, which is why they're the only school he camped at. He plans to cut his list down to five next month, take some official visits in the fall, commit in late November, and then enroll somewhere in January. Miami will most likely be one of those schools and they're definitely in the mix. There's a solid possibility that he'll be one of the couple offensive tackles in this class.