Georgia Military TE helps lead the way

As a prep in Georgia, current Georgia Military TE Tyler Knight (6-5, 250) had schools from across the south drooling over his size and athleticism. In the end he signed with Auburn, but was unable to qualify, so now he finds himself with some different options at his doorstep and got the lowdown on that as well as what he feels he does best on the football field...

"I committed to Auburn and had a couple of other offers, but I didn't qualify," Knight told recently. "They are the ones that suggested I head to Georgia Military, so I came here and I think it was the best move I could have made.

"We have a great staff here and I really like the teammates I have and I feel like we compete hard all the time and get better every chance we get."

Last season, Knight didn't make much of an impact as a receiver -- eight catches for 75 yards -- but his presence was definitely felt in the running game as the Bulldogs put up over 150 yards per game on the ground.

"I played offensive line in high school, so I definitely think that's my strength," Knight admitted. "I've been working on my speed and stuff and I think I can be a good receiver if that's how a team wants to use me, but I'm at my best firing off and getting on a defensive end or a linebacker and moving them off the line so my back can run behind me."

Besides his outstanding size and athleticism, Knight also possesses good strength, benching 335 pounds, squatting 460 pounds and maxing out on the power-clean at 325 pounds.

On the recruiting front, Knight said he's hearing from several schools and has three offers to his name.

"Ole Miss, Memphis and Ohio offered me," Knight said. "I'm open to everyone, but those are the three I'm focusing on right now because they are the most serious about me."

Knight said he will need to take one class in winter quarter in order to finish his AA degree so he plans to sign with a school in February and will have three to play two wherever he ends up.

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