Dual-Threat QB Hearing From 'Cats

A two-sport standout, Middletown (OH) High School quarterback Geovonie McKnight is weighing all of his options for both football and basketball. Northwestern is a school that is showing the dual-threat quarterback some interest and an offer could come down the road.

McKnight (6-4, 185) has picked up interest from a number of football programs including Northwestern, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and others. He also holds basketball offers from Ball State, Kent State, Miami, Ohio, and Toledo.

Recently, McKnight has had terrible luck with injuries. His junior season was cut short due to a wrist injury. That is the major blame for his lack of football offers. In June, after returning from an AAU tournament, McKnight returned to football workouts only to slip, fall, and injure his knee. He was forced to miss a number of planned football camps.

Despite the injury problems, a number of schools remain interested in the talented quarterback. Northwestern is a school that stands out for McKnight, and that's mainly because of their spread offense.

"The spread is probably the more comfortable fit for me as a quarterback," said Geovonie McKnight, who reports a 4.6 40-yard-dash. "I'd say toward the upper rankings of my school."

McKnight is planning on sending in his transcripts, which show he carries a 3.2 grade point average. Overall, he thinks very highly of Northwestern.

"They're a great school," he said. "It's a great school to get your academics and right by Chicago. It's a good place to have a college career and play for them.

As McKnight rests and rehabilitates this summer, he is weighing each option—both for football and basketball. McKnight admits, he is leaning toward playing basketball in college, but hopes to play football as well.


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