Maurice McKnight had been happily committed to San Diego State but after rethinking his future position on defense, the three-star prospect figured the Aztecs were not the right fit.
McKnight, from San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley, wants to play cornerback. San Diego State pegged him as a strong safety. That means there is a difference of opinion and McKnight decided to reopen things to see if schools would recruit him as a cornerback.
"I just wanted to open the recruiting process up," McKnight said.
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"One of the main reasons why is because they wanted me to play safety in the 3-3-5, like the strong safety, and I would rather get recruited as a corner. That was one of the main reasons why."
As recruiting stands at this point, McKnight said New Mexico State, Portland State, San Jose State and UTEP are still recruiting him. All those programs have offered and some believe San Jose State could have the slight edge in his recruitment.
One Pac-12 program is still showing some interest - especially after he performed well at summer camp - so McKnight wants to see how things go moving forward.
"It's really just the same schools I got offered from and I'm hearing kind of from UCLA," McKnight said. "I'm hearing from them a little bit."
The next step for McKnight is to be patient and figure out which program fits him best - as a cornerback. His senior season is coming up and the San Bernardino Arroyo Valley standout hopes things pick up in the coming months.
"I'm going to listen to the recruiters because I want to see which ones make me feel comfortable playing corner," McKnight said.