Florida cornerback has Rutgers in final three

A three-star cornerback from Florida will visit Rutgers later this month, and says he has the Scarlet Knights in his final three schools. The player also talks about how the Scarlet Knights stack up in recruiting, outlines his plans for official visits and breaks down each of the schools vying for his talent. Find out what he had to say, and where else he is visiting.

Nobody is recruiting Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) cornerback Rashad Knight with as much vigor as Rutgers, and for that reason the talented three-star player scheduled an official visit.

Knight will also visit Michigan and Mississippi, and said those are the three schools vying for his services.

"Rutgers offered me in the spring and we've been talking ever since,'' Knight said. "Rutgers has been on me hard, probably the hardest out of everyone. My interest level in Rutgers right now? I would probably say medium.

"They do call me the most and show me the most interest, I'll give them that. That's why I'm going to take a visit.''

Knight's trip to Piscataway, N.J., will be sandwiched by visits to Michigan and Ole Miss. Knight is scheduled to trip to Michigan the weekend of Jan. 15-17, hit Rutgers Jan. 22-24 and go to Mississippi Jan. 29-31.

"Everything is just about equal,'' the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Knight said. "I'm not leaning toward anyone. I'm going to take these visits, and these visits will give me a sure go of who I want to commit to.''

Knight also gave a scouting report on each program:

Michigan: "I know they have a good tradition and the coaches put out good players every year.''

Rutgers: "I've been watching them the past few years, and they've been having good years, and they also have a good coach. I see a lot of potential there, especially watching the (Tennessee) Titans, the receiver (Kenny Britt) came from there.''

Ole Miss: "They play in a good conference, they play good football and everyone knows about them.''

Knight will bring impressive credentials to any school.

He said he was timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash at two combines, and had a big senior season for Trinity Christian, whose only loss was 30-20 defeat in the Class 1A title game to American Heritage of Delray Beach.

Knight finished the season with 60 tackles and seven interceptions. He also rushed 420 yards and six touchdowns and caught nine passes, including three touchdowns.

But there is no mistaking where Knight fits in college.

"Cornerback," he said. "With the speed and stuff I have, it gives me an advantage.''

On the academic front, Knight said, "There's still work to be done, but I figure after this semester everything will be set.''


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