Receiver Has Clear Favorite

The football prospect that probably blew up the most this spring and summer is Los Angeles Crenshaw receiver Tyquan Knox. He told us about his one dream school...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw receiver Tyquan Knox (6-1, 195) is still awaiting his first scholarship offer, but maintains a heavy favorite.

"UCLA is still my leader. It's close to home, I have a lot of friends there, and I like their style of play," said Knox. "Basically, everything about them makes them my favorite."

Knox said he is also getting a good deal of consideration from Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Boise State and that Arizona could be offering soon. Those four rounded out his top five.

"I thought Arizona had offered me, but then they called my coach and said it wasn't official yet, but that they could soon," said Knox.

Knox spent one day at the UCLA Four-Day Camp, participating for a short time before tweaking his calf. That came on the heels of an excellent performance at the Beyond 2000 Camp.

"I'm just trying to go out there at each camp and show what I'm capable of. I'm finally starting to get some love in the rankings, now if I can just get some offers," Knox said.

The Bruins remain his favorite, and Knox said he is being patient with their recruitment of him. "They basically said they want to watch some more film before they offer me, so I understand. If they offered me, well, I want to take some visits, but I think I'd commit to them," said Knox.

UCLA running backs coach Eric Bieniemy is recruiting Knox, who has also spent some time talking with receivers coach Dino Babers. "The staff at UCLA is real cool. I know my teammates that are going there next year (Aleksey Lanis, Chinonso Anyanwu and Reggie Carter) really like them," said Knox. "They are putting together a good program there."

During his junior year, he led Crenshaw in receiving with 64 catches, 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns, in helping Crenshaw to a runner-up finish in the City Section. in their City Section runner-up season.

Academically, Knox has a 2.8 GPA and took the SAT in June.


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