Knighton also comes from a premier academic school so he's a very good student in the classroom. Whenever you talk to him about the game, you immediately get the impression that he has a good football IQ and understands the game really well. I also really like how he came to camp, so Art Kehoe was able to work with him and see what type of intangibles he brings to the table as far as work ethic, coachability, etc. That's always important, especially for offensive linemen.
What may concern you: Like most kids at that size, he needs to add strength. Physically, he's not ready to walk into a college program and be able to compete right away. It will take time, and a redshirt is likely. He's probably two years away, physically, from being able to handle the load. However, that's common for major college offensive line prospects. He will also need some time adjusting to the speed and physicality of the major college game since the competition he played against on a regular basis at The Hun School isn't what it's like for players in Miami or Atlanta or Philly. Finally, he wasn't real actively recruited by the top programs in his region. Especially for offensive linemen, that rarely matters but it's something worth noting. Miami beat out Boise State and Purdue in the end.
Bottom Line: Knighton started getting recruited by Miami early in the process. He was invited to camp, showed up, performed very well, and was offered a scholarship soon after. He's one of the tackles Miami's coaches seemed to want the most in this recruiting cycle. He gives the Canes a second offensive line commitment for the 2013 class, joining Ohio's Alex Gall. Denver Kirkland and Josh Outlaw remain major targets for the coaching staff as we head down the stretch.