Will OSU Benefit From Knox Decommit?

Four-star offensive lineman Demetrius Knox is back on the market, and his commitment to Texas didn't last very long. Knox visited Ohio State recently, and admitted the Buckeyes have his attention.

With Monday's announcement that four-star offensive tackle Demetrius Knox has decommitted from Texas, and is now considering other options, the obvious question is: How will this affect Ohio State?

Knox, who confirmed to Scout recruiting intern Derek Young that he had decommitted via text message, visited Ohio State recently and was impressed by what he saw in Columbus.

"It was such a great visit," Knox told Scout two weeks ago. "I loved it and my family loved it. I talked with Urban Meyer for quite a while and it was wild. There was such a persona about him that is difficult to describe. He just gave off the vibe that he was the head man in charge for their program."

What should Buckeye fans expect to see going forward in Ohio State's pursuit of Knox?

Young's Take: Ohio State was the main competition for the Longhorns before the commitment to Texas. Since then, he's taken an unofficial visit to Ohio State to check out Urban Meyer and the program. He has a strong emotional connection to the program, and that could very well give the Buckeyes the edge in landing Knox.

Greene's Take: I laughed at Knox's commitment at the time because he is a player that enjoys the recruiting process, so it was easy to say that he would not be attending the first school he committed to. Ohio State is in command position to land Knox, although I expect more twists and turns along the way in his recruitment. The decommitment coming on the heels of the visit to Ohio State is telling, as is the fact that Knox has family in Ohio. If forced to make a pick on where Knox signs next February, I would pick Ohio State at this time. But this recruitment could go in a lot of different ways over the next year. Buckle up.


Buckeye Sports Top Stories