Country Day's Kenny Knight Talks Junior Day

Right now, Kenny Knight is putting most of his daily focus on trying to help his team win a state basketball title, however his football recruitment has picked up significantly. He told GSN about his visit to East Lansing for last week's junior day and what the Spartans are saying about a possible future in the Green-and-White.

Right now, Kenny Knight is putting most of his daily focus on trying to help his team win a state basketball title, however his football recruitment has picked up significantly.

Even though it is basketball season the two sport Country Day standout is still taking care of his football business.

"Balancing both sports hasn't been that hard for me. I commit myself to the sport I'm playing at the moment, but I do workouts and train in ways that can benefit both sports.

I'm very committed to both sports and I'm keeping my options open. I just want to continue to improve and better my skills in each sport to make the best of each season I play and try to help my team win," explains the 6-4 athlete.

Friday night, Knight helped his team improve to 12-1 with a won over Orchard Lake St. Mary's. On Saturday Knight took in the Spartan's junior day.

"The junior day at Michigan State was a great experience and I enjoyed it a lot. Being my first junior day , I didn't know what to expect, but MSU had such a welcoming atmosphere that the new experience wasn't hard to enjoy.

I saw the facilities which were all up to date and everyone seemed ready to prepare the recruits for life as a Spartan," said Knight.

Many speculated the Knight would pick up an offer from the Spartans on Saturday but that was not the case.

"They didn't say anything to me about an offer unfortunately, but hopefully soon into the spring I can receive an offer from them and a few other schools," claims Knight.

Michigan State is not the only school that has noticed Knight's skills as of late. The University of Florida has also taken notice and the Gators quickly made their way to Country Day to sit down with Knight.

"My recruiting is starting to really blow up right now. I've been in communication with more schools now that are showing interest and I'm starting to build some hype up around my name.

Meeting with Coach Z from Florida was an amazing experience and has definitely broken the ice into my recruiting at the University of Florida.

I have been invited to several of their junior days, that I plan on attending and received several dates about spring practices and camps that the coaches have invited me to. Hopefully I can perform for them the way I know I can and impress the coaching staff enough to come home with an offer," said Knight.

Other schools that have shown interest in Knight and have extended invites to come and visit are Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami (FL), Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, Toledo, and Syracuse.

Knight was recently invited to the All-American combine in San Antonio but was forced to pass on the invite due to basketball.

"I have been invited to several other junior days and camps but I am not sure exactly what I will be able to attend. It depending on which ones can match up with my schedule but I'm plan on attending as many as possible.

I'm looking forward to having a very busy spring and summer this year," stated Knight.


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