OL/DE Knighton Finalizes Visit Schedule

Hunter Knighton is being recruited for defensive end and offensive tackle, and he already made official visits to Boston College and Boise State. Now, he has his other three official visits set and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about them.

Hunter Knighton is one busy person. He is at the beginning stages of a four-week run in which he will make four official visits.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound two-way lineman from The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) returned Sunday from an official visit to Boise State and said he finalized the final three visits on his schedule.

This coming weekend Knighton will travel to Purdue, following by visits to West Virginia (Nov. 3) and Miami (Dec. 7). He is also considering Boston College. West Virginia and Miami are recruiting Knighton to play offensive tackle while the other three schools like him as a defensive end.

"I'm going to Purdue this weekend, which is exciting because they're always been a top school for me from the beginning," Knight said. "They've been recruiting me for a long time, so I can't wait to get back out there. I haven't been out there in a couple of months. It's really fun."

Knighton said he speaks to members of Purdue's staff weekly.

A relative newcomer in Knighton's recruitment is West Virginia, where he will watch the Mountaineers close the regular season against Kansas.

"We're still feeling each other out," Knighton said. "With the way their season is going, they said they're trying to focus on cleaning things up, and I understood that. They're trying to get things on the right track. They're not spending a lot of time calling recruits, which is fine with me."

Knighton has said favorable things about Miami, particularly his camp experience with Hurricanes offensive line coach Art Kehoe, and there is a built-in advantage for them.

"Coach Kehoe has been on the phone with me every week, and coach (Al) Golden, I have his nephew as a roommate so we always talk about Miami," Knighton said. "They have a pretty good thing going on down there."

And Knighton said The Hun School's Greg Golden often discusses the virtues of playing for the Hurricanes.

"He's always selling me to the school and it's good to hear all the really good stuff," Knighton said.

Boston College remains in the picture, but uncertainty about the coaching situation is a factor.

"I still have a legitimate interest, but at the same time with their coaching situation, nobody knows what's going to happen," he said. "I'm trying to wait that out and see what happens."

One thing that did change in Knighton's recruitment is his timetable for deciding.

His original plan was to enroll in college in January, but the need for four successive English classes means he will not enroll until June.


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