Fast Action Hero

There aren't too many sentences involving Kenny Knight and the word slow. From his work on the field and the basketball court to his recruiting process, it's only fitting that Knight is a fast riser on the recruiting circuit.

DETROIT - When it comes to going slow, Kenny Knight isn't a subscriber.

At 6-foot-4 and with a 4.5 40-yard dash speed, Knight's receiving skills has made Country Day High's offense one of the best in metro area. When it comes to recruiting, Knight hasn't bothered with the small-time offers, already securing offers from Central Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

"I am definitely excited about the offers I have right now," Knight told Badger Nation. "Going through the recruiting process, I am really just trying to take it day by day. I am truly blessed to be where I am right now and have good support."

That support has come from the likes of his father. While most dads take a genuine interest in their son's recruiting process, Knight's father has made is a bonding experience, going on virtually every visit with Knight and lending a helpful ear when his son talks with coaches.

"My dad has always been my best friend," Knight said. "Having him here, I get everything I need in terms of a close relationship and motivation. It keeps me on the right path and he wants me to be the best. My whole family is real supportive, but my dad has been a big help."

One of those places the Knight crew is planning on traveling to together is Wisconsin. After emailing back in forth with assistant DelVaughn Alexander, Knight was offered in early March by the Badgers.

"Coach Alexander has been great," Knight said. "I have talked to him a couple of times through email and he's a great guy. I hopefully want to make my way down there for the spring, if not the summer, so I can put a name to the face. Wisconsin has had a great football program over the years and a great staff."

With Alexander having the advantage of being Knight's lead recruiter and his position coach, Alexander has been able to express just how Knight's commitment to Wisconsin can impact the offense and what the Badgers are trying to accomplish.

"He's been very kind with his words," said Knight. "He tells me a lot that I fit in perfectly at Wisconsin because they love big tall wide receivers like me that can go up and get the ball. The big thing is trying to work around my schedule to finally see the campus and hopefully expand that relationship to more than just email."

Although Knight only has four offers, the interest from the big two local schools has increased. Moving from New Jersey at age six, Michigan and Michigan State have had a lot of time to study Knight and evaluate the impartial wide receiver, who did not favor one or the other growing up.

"They both are great schools and they both have great programs," Knight said. "Since I started getting offers, the interest has definitely stepped up and I've been talking with former teammates that go to the two schools that talk about me. Things are stepping up for a lot of schools around, so I am staying open to the different opportunities I can bring to the programs."

The big key for Knight is to determine what his next move is going to be. Also a talented basketball player, Knight was a member of Team Detroit that included Brandan Kearney and Percy Gibson, two players who already have scholarship offers from Michigan State's Tom Izzo.

Now with basketball season done, Knight is figuring out which camps he'll be attending across the nation and what sport he is going to full-out pursue. Whichever he decides, one thing is for sure – his father will be by his side.

"I ask myself the same question, but my dad keeps me humble. We're going to make that decision later on after we make sure we do plenty of research on the school. It's a big decision to make and I have to be comfortable with the school. I don't want to rush it all, and go with my gut."


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