Crenshaw Receiver Still Has Favorite

Tyquan Knox, the Crenshaw wide receiver who blew up in last summer's camps and combines, had a big first game against Taft lat weekend. He talks about his recruitment, and still has a long-time favorite...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw receiver Tyquan Knox (6-1, 195) showed in the Cougars season opener that he just may be the best receiver in the City Section in 2005.

Playing to an audience on Fox Sports West 2, Knox did his best to rally Crenshaw against Taft, and though the Cougars ultimately fell short, Knox walked away showing his worth.

Knox finished the day with seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown and also returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown in the 35-34 loss to Taft.

"I just played the game and my confidence really took off. I'm upset we lost though, that's what matters," said Knox.

Since the fall contact period began on September 1st, Knox has heard from Arizona, Idaho, Fresno State and Oregon. He has yet to hear from UCLA, but said he thinks they will soon get involved.

"It sounds like they want to see my transcripts so I'll have my coach get them to UCLA and hopefully that will help," said Knox, who is hoping to attend the Bruins game against Oklahoma on Saturday with fellow UCLA recruit and Crenshaw teammate Darian Hagan Jr.

"UCLA is still my leader. If they offered, I'd basically commit, but then I'd like to take some visits," said Knox. "They are just a good school and I have a lot of boys up there."

Knox spent one day during the summer at the UCLA Camp, participating for a short time before tweaking his calf. That came on the heels of an excellent performance at the Beyond 2000 Camp. He also was the top receiver at the Nike Camp at Stanford.

"They told me in the spring they wanted to watch some more film before they offer me," said Knox. "It's not putting any extra pressure on me though, I just try to play the same way whether it's for my team or for scouts."

Up next for Crenshaw is a showdown with Compton (Calif.) Domingue, featuring UCLA-commit Sonny Tevaga and Bruin recruit Richard Sherman.

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

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

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