"The Pac-10 defense is a fast, downhill defense," Knight said. "The Big Ten, however, is a stronger defense." He mentioned that Georgia Tech is also considering playing him as a defensive back, but that he didn't know at which position.
While having a desire to play strong safety on the next level, Knight implied that Arizona State is one of the schools that have indicated to him that is exactly where they are going to use him. "I'm not sure where Michigan State wants to play me because of the kind of defense they run," Knight admitted.
He did say that having gone to camp at Michigan State allowed him to meet Spartans' secondary coach Chuck Driesbach, of whom he was rather impressed. "We had a nice little one-on-one, and went through some drills with some of the other guys," Knight said. "He was a very good coach from what I saw, works real hard at what he does."
He enjoyed his time on campus, calling the campus "beautiful." He conceded that going to a place like Michigan State, where he knew others who might be migrating there, would be a factor. "That's a big thing for me," Knight started. He stated that he would enjoy attending a school with other people from Detroit.
"Going some place where I know people, and I don't even have to know them personally, but being able to relate to them is a big thing with me," Knight said. The star safety conveyed to GSN that his friend and teammate Allan Jones is being recruited by Michigan State as well. He also said that Jones' mother helps the team stayed involved in the community as the lead coordinator for the team's volunteer activities.
"As a team, we do community service, passing out fliers for things relating to city council, appearing on TV-56 (Detroit), and also participating in the Toys for Tots program," Knight said proudly. Going to church every Sunday also helps keeps the young recruit in line. Knight has big aspirations academically as well. "I want to major in computer technology and sports medicine," he stated.
Knight indicated to GSN that he is attempting to pare his list of schools down. When pressed, he said Michigan State ranks fourth right now in terms of his favorites. He likes what Arizona State has to offer him, though, and indicated that their preference to play him at strong safety would have some influence on his decision. He said he had the feeling that more schools would be making offers to him in the very near future.