Knox Back on Market

UCLA is heavily in the mix for the former Texas offensive line commit, Demetrius Knox...

Demetrius Knox, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound 4-star offensive guard officially put himself back on the market today confirming "yes" that he decommitted from Texas to consider all other schools.

He originally made his commitment to Texas back on November 26, 2012, and recently said he was "100 percent Texas -- Hook Em" despite taking some unofficial visits to other programs, like Ohio State with his teammate and current Texas commit Daniel Gresham.

Knox reports offers from schools like Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA. He has been to trips to see schools like Oklahoma and Ohio State so far this spring.

"I'm not saying I am, but if I wanted to go to another school I could," Knox relayed a few days before his decommitment. "I could go to Ohio State, Oregon, Miami, USC, anything."

Knox has been very involved in social media, has even caused a little controversy by posting his musings on other programs and his true feelings about schools on Twitter, but he came up in the social media craze and got started in it by following the basketball career of his brother.

"When I was young, my brother played professional basketball overseas and you would just go online and see a whole bunch of stuff -- Elgrace Wilborn this, Elgrace Wilborn that -- and I remember sitting there and I was just saying that one day I just want to be able to type my name in to Google or Yahoo and something will pop up and now it's just gotten crazy," Knox explained.

"You know I love it though."

It's been speculated that schools like Ohio State, UCLA and Miami could now sit in the driver's seat for Knox's signature, but he has yet to officially report which programs he will focus in on now.

But Ohio State is one school that he has been high on the Scout300 prospect's radar for a long time and it seems that tOSU has a high interest in him as well.

"Yes sir," Knox said with a smile when asked if he grew up a Buckeye fan. "Born and raised, Springfield, Ohio."

"They want me and when I look up there on their board I am the number one offensive linemen on their board. Pretty much everybody told me. It is a blessing. I thank God for it.

Last season Knox and his Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints teammates captured the SPC Championship and ran the tables with perfect season. They will have to replace some talent, but probably boast the most talent laden squad in the conference again in 2013.

"We were 11-0 (last season) and we are trying to repeat that same thing, win another ring," Knox said.


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