Recruiting: Top WR prospect can do it all

California receiver prospect Rhema McKnight says OU has offered


McKnight has been a super performer at Kennedy High School for the last three years. McKnight played wide receiver his first two years at Kennedy, but has split his time between quarterback and wide receiver his senior season. In fact, most games McKnight has been working at quarterback.

"We didn't really have a quarterback this year, so coach put me in there," said McKnight. "I will do whatever I can to help the team so I am playing some quarterback."

Last season, McKnight had 61 catches for over 1000 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a sophomore, McKnight had 30 catches for 500 yards and six touchdowns. This year, Kennedy is 5-2 with McKnight under center. McKnight is more of a running quarterback as Kennedy runs the ball 70 percent of the time and passes it the other 30.

McKnight can bench 270 pounds and squats 380, starts in basketball at point guard (12 ppg) and runs track (TP/45 feet, LJ/23'2).

Every school is recruiting McKnight as a wide receiver and he is receiving plenty of attention.
"I am still open to all schools right now," said McKnight. "I really don't have any favorites at this time. I have not set any visits and won't set any up until right after the season. I don't mind leaving the area, but I am not saying that I will. I have been offered by UCLA, Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Washington and in fact all the Pac-10 schools but Stanford. Oklahoma says they are sending something in the mail to me to indicate they are offering me."

"I am looking for four things in a college," said McKnight. "One, I am looking at their education program in Psychology. Two, their education as a whole, however most D1 schools are going to have great education facilities. Third, will I have a chance to start my first year or will I have to redshirt. Do they pass the ball a lot, and are they a good team and do I have a chance to go to a bowl game? Last, I will look at the area. Are the people nice and I want any weather but snow."

Growing up McKnight was a UCLA fan. He is qualified.

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