Knox Gets An Offer from Notre Dame

Milton Knox has always been interested in Notre Dame. Notre Dame has always been interested in Milton Knox. Finally the two parties have the opportunity to make it official.

Last week, Notre Dame offered the 5-foot-8, 196-pound running back from Van Nuys, Calif., a scholarship.

Irish assistant coaches have made two trips to Knox's Birmingham High School the past two weeks.

"They told me they were offering and wanted me to come out and visit next weekend," Milton Knox said.

Knox likely would've had an Irish offer long ago, but the shifty runner finally got the ACT score he needed to clear Notre Dame's admission standards. He is still also considering UCLA, where he is a soft verbal commit, and Florida, where he visited in December.

"I've always liked Notre Dame," Knox said. "I can't really jump to any conclusions yet. I need to see the campus and the coaching staff. I'm really looking forward to my visit."

The four-star Knox will take his official visit to South Bend this weekend. He will be joined by four-star defensive end Keith Wells of Gainesville, Ga., as the Irish coaching staff tries to add two more players to what is currently ranked as's top-ranked recruiting class. Notre Dame has already secured a verbal commitment from four-star running back Jonas Gray, and Knox would be the perfect compliment.

"Being more of a slasher, game-breaking running back," Knox said. "The running back they have now is a big bruiser. They said I can be an every-down back, but that is what they're interested in."

In helping lead Birmingham to a LA City Section football championship for a second-straight year, Knox ran for 2,210 yards and 39 touchdowns. His career yardage total of 6,695 yards is 50 shy of Manuel White's area large-school record of 6,745 (Valencia, 1997-99).

Where does Notre Dame rank among Knox's favorite schools?

"They're pretty high," he stated.

"Just the tradition at the school. Who wouldn't want to play at Notre Dame. It's probably one of the most storied programs, not just in football, but U.S. history. It's a special place." Top Stories