Rhema McKnight, 6-2, 190, La Palma (Calif.) Kennedy, had his phone ringing off the proverbial hook Saturday morning, the first day that college coaches could call prospects this fall.
"I didn't even talk to most of them since I wasn't home. I talked to a couple," McKnight said.
With so much attention, McKnight emphasized that he's still wide open. "I'll listen to anyone," McKnight said. "I'm still open to all schools."
Even though he said he doesn't have a formal list, McKnight did say that, among the schools he's hearing from, the schools he likes are Georgia Tech, Florida, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tennessee, Arizona, ASU, and Washington. "Everyone in the Pac-10 has offered but Stanford," McKnight said. "Florida said they would send me something this week as an offer."
When it comes to the schools McKnight wants to visit, he's still considering them. But he says there are two he's "pretty sure" he's going to visit. "I'm still not 100% sure, but I want to visit Florida and Geogia Tech. I wouldn't visit UCLA or USC because I know about those schools. Those schools are pretty much around the corner so I don't think I need to visit them. I want to go to a couple of UCLA games, though."
McKnight doesn't see himself commiting anytime soon. "I'm going to go through the whole process. This summer I didn't pay too much attention to recruiting. It stresses you out a little bit. So I'll wait until after the season and then think more about it."
McKnight, out of necessity, will play quarterback instead of receiver this year. "They're moving me to quarterback because we don't have anyone else who can get the ball out there. At first I didn't like it, but I've thought about it and this way I'll have the ball in my hands. If I played receiver this year I would have gotten triple-teamed and wouldn't be as big a factor."
McKnight said he has a 3.3 GPA and scored a 1020 on his SAT.