There were rumors circulating that running back Milton Knox (5-8, 198, 4.42) from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham was could make his college decision. There have been glamour schools from coast-to-coast on the Birmingham campus since the spring evaluation period.
"Everything is still the same," Knox said. "I'm not ready to commit.
"There has been a lot of schools that have come by in just the last week. Pete Carroll was by and so was Cal and Oregon," Knox said. "Miami was by today (May 21st).
"A lot of the schools that didn't have my highlight tape took it," Knox said. "They said they are going to look at it and decide by June if they are going to offer or not.
"So my (recruitment) is same old, same old," Knox said. "I'm going to take all five of my visits and make my decision after the season."
Ever the total team player, Knox is going to show off his athleticism and versatility this fall. He will also play safety in addition to his running back duties.
"Coach asked me if I would sacrifice my carries this year and play safety," Knox said. "I told coach that if it will help us win our third city championship in four years and help us get to the state championship, I would.
"My goal is to win the state championship."
Knox has had an outstanding off-season that saw him earn the Los Angeles NIKE Camp MVP award for the running back position. He's also a workout warrior. He squats 515 and hand cleans 275 to go with a 255-pound bench.
As a junior, Knox earned City Player of the Year, first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team all-league after rushing for 2,374 yards and 29 touchdowns. He even had 14 two-point PAT's.
What makes his achievements even more impressive was the tough minded Knox fought through the pain with a severe second degree ankle sprain that he got playing against Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame in the fourth game of the season.
During the season Birmingham kept it very quiet and when Knox practiced, he went light and then went off to get treatment.
Knox would tape up on Friday and away he ran.
UCLA, Arizona, San Diego State, Ole Miss and Florida State are the schools that have offered Knox a scholie.