Knox Enjoys Texas Junior Day

Fort Worth All Saints offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, a 2014 Texas commitment, talks about this past weekend's Junior Day.

"It was a great experience," Knox said. "I got to look around the university and learn about the academic part. But my favorite thing was putting on that jersey and coming out of that tunnel.

"As soon as I put on that jersey," Knox said. "Everything just felt right. I knew Texas was the place for me all over again."

Knox said the event also served as a way for all the recruits to get even closer.

"I'd said we were pretty close before," Knox said. "But on Saturday and Sunday, we all just mingled together, like we've been friends for a couple years now."

Of course, in addition to getting to spend time at the school and coaches, Junior Day also serves as a recruiting event, and Knox said he focused his own pitches on a fellow DFW area talent.

"I was really trying to recruit Solomon [Thomas]," Knox said. "I was talking to him about his visit a bit, and he said he really liked it."

Knox picked the Longhorns over an offer from Ohio State, among others, because he said the school represented the complete package."There's a great football tradition and great academics," Knox said. "I want to live in Texas and get a job in Texas, and a degree from the University of Texas and all the connections there will help you out big time in the future. Daniel and I both loved it."

"Daniel", of course, is All Saints teammate and best friend Daniel Gresham, a 2014 commitment at running back. The two are inseparable, and when Gresham picked the Longhorns earlier in the process, it tipped the scales in Texas's favor.

"It was pretty big," Knox said of Gresham picking Texas. "Ever since freshman year, we've been really close and we've talked about going to the same college together. With the way all this stuff came out recruiting-wise, we were pretty blessed."

Knox plans to make plenty more trips to Austin over the upcoming season, but he also has a specific date targeted for his next visit.

"Whenever I can be down there chilling with the coaches and hanging with the players, I'll try to get down there. But I'm pretty sure on the 23rd I might go back down again," Knox said.

That's the date of Texas's second Junior Day, and Knox said he has another recruiting target on that day — Lewisville Hebron safety Jamal Adams.

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