Earlier this month Kenny Knight attended a camp at Michigan State where he had an opportunity to display his talents which have earned him nine scholarship offers from colleges around the Midwest. Although he was not completely healthy, his competitive desire compelled him to gear up and showcase his skills on the field.
"I felt I performed fairly well at camp. I knew I was going to be one of the top talents at the camp and I tried my best to show that. I had a recent surgery the Friday proceeding camp on my left pinky finger so I knew my ability to be physical would be limited, but I performed to the best of my ability leaving camp with a smile on my face. My camp season is gladly over and I'm now looking forward to working out with my high school team and preparing for our season."
With no more summer camps scheduled the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Knight will prepare with his teammates for the upcoming season and a potential state championship run.
"I train with my team as much as possible and I'm looking forward to performing to the best of my ability this season. I know I still haven't peaked and I plan to continue getting better."
"Our goal as a team is to win a state championship. How we do that, I really don't care. I know if we all come together and focus on this one common goal, we will do what it takes to win it all. I would love to be all state this year, but again, my goal is to win a state championship."
While he will take some visits during the fall to help narrow down his list of potential schools, Knight will not let his focus deviate from his goal of bringing a state championship to Detroit Country Day High School.
"I'll take a few more visits probably to some other schools interested in me, but I don't want to take away from my high school team at all. I'll get into college, but our goal is to win a state championship and I won't let my recruiting interfere with that at all."
With offers from four Big Ten schools, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, Knight claims no favorites but the Golden Gophers have definitely caught his attention.
"I don't have a list of top schools yet. Minnesota is still a school I'm considering. I haven't visited yet but I do plan to hopefully sometime soon. I just got back from a family vacation so I've been out of communication, but I still hold my options open."
Knight, who stays in contact with Gopher wide receiver coach Steve Watson, has noticed the success that former first team All-Big Ten player Eric Decker had at Minnesota.
"Wide receivers like Eric [Decker] obviously make the program stand out to me, but all schools have great players and I have to take into account more than just the success of one player."
While the success of standout players intrigues Knight, he knows he must find a school that is conducive to his goals on the field as a football player and in the classroom as a student.
"I definitely plan on taking my time with this decision. I'm looking for a school that can offer me a chance to be successful on and off the field. I want to win a lot of games, but I want a degree from a school that I can be proud of and can support me even after football. I want to find a school I feel comfortable at and I can see myself at for the next four or five years."
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