School: Princeton (NJ) The Hun School
Recruiting: Knighton was offered by Miami after his performance at one of their summer camps back in June. He later visited Boston College, Boise State, and Purdue before committing to the Canes following a visit here in December.
Scouting Report: Knighton has ideal size (6-5/270), athletic ability (he played both ways in high school and was even recruited by some BCS schools to play along the defensive line), and smarts (he has a good football IQ and he's coachable). – Mike Bakas
2012 season: Knighton played both ways as a senior, and was an All-Area pick on offense. He finished the season with seven sacks on defense.
Mike's Take: Offensive line is the hardest position to evaluate at this age. Just look at the schools where NFL starters came from. It features a long list of small schools. Because of that, I always like to see Miami take offensive linemen who were offered after their camps. That means the Canes like them enough on film and then they have a chance to spend time coaching them. The coaches have a chance to see how the kids will compete, how they'll respond to certain situations. I also like guys who played defensive line in high school. Knighton brings both of those things to the table. I like this commitment a lot.