A pecking order of top class of 2011 prospects in the state of Michigan has yet to unfold, but one name to keep an eye on is Detroit Country Day wide receiver Ken Knight. The 6-foot-4 pass catcher is hearing from a handful of major programs.
"I have recently heard from Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan, and Cincinnati," Knight said. "Also a little bit from Oregon and UCONN has been doing a good job of sending letters."
Knight said he has been invited to attend games at Michigan State and Connecticut. He also pointed out the Spartans have been in more regular contact than Michigan. He said every schools is talking about playing wide receiver.
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"As a receiver, I think I run my routes really well," Knight said. "I do a good job of getting open. I always find a way to use my heights to my advantage. Being 6-4, I can play above people. That is a strength of mine. I use my long arms to catch the ball away from my body. I just have to keep working on my speed."
There is one school in particular Knight hopes to hear from- Georgia Tech. His parents are both alums of the ACC power.
"I loved that school growing up," Knight said. "We have always talked about Georgia Tech around the house. I also like teams that pass the ball a lot, schools like Florida, USC, and Miami. Any of those schools would be amazing to play for."
Knight carries a 3.6 GPA in the classroom, and said academic achievement is very important to him. In addition, Knight is a well-traveled young man.
"My dad works for General Motors," Knight said. "We have moved around a lot. I have been at Contry Day my entire high school and middle school career. But I have lived in Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. But I love it here in Michigan. It is a great experience to be at Country Day. It is a great school that has really opened doors for me."
Whatever college Knight chooses, he won't have any trouble meeting new people.
"Moving around has opened me up to meeting new people, and excepting the different qualities in people, and understanding how certain people act. Moving around has been an eye opener and has taught me how to present myself."