Knight excited about Roper’s offense

Florida Gators tight end commit Camrin Knight (6-4, 220, Tallahassee, FL Lincoln) has flown under the radar since committing to Florida in February. Knight returned to the Gainesville campus for the first time since committing to the Gators last week for Friday Night Lights.

“It was fun getting to see the atmosphere out there,” Knight said. “It was nice to see everyone and to see the guys out there competing. I wanted to compete myself but I wasn’t able too.”

Knight couldn’t work out due to a wrist injury, so he spent most of the night hanging around Will Muschamp as he coached up the campers, and Knight was impressed by the head coach’s personality.

“Coach Muschamp, he expects a lot out of you on the field,” Knight said. “He expects you to always give your best and to give good effort. He wants you to be prepared to play at all times.”

Tight end coach Derek Lewis is the main recruiter for Knight and the two have built a good relationship. Knight used Friday Night Lights to see Lewis in action for himself.

“Coach Lewis he’s a good coach and a good dude,” Knight said. “He also expects a lot out of his players but he’s also easy to work with on the field and he teaches you a lot.”

Former offensive coordinator Brent Pease didn’t use the tight ends a lot but Kurt Roper does and that’s something that has Knight happy about Florida.

“I’m excited about the change to the spread offense under Coach Roper,” Knight said. “I’m excited because he uses the tight end a lot and in a lot of different ways. I’m happy to be able to come in and hopefully contribute there.”

Knight has stayed loyal to his commitment for five months. Now, he’s going to turn his attention to recruiting other players to join him in Gainesville.

“I’m going to start recruiting some guys to Florida,” Knight said. “I started talking to Tyler [Jordan] on Friday about some guys. I don’t really have a list of guys to recruit yet but I’m going to start.”


INSIDER TAKE: Knight looked good in person physically on Friday despite not being able to work out due to a wrist injury. Knight is solid to Florida and is someone that the coaches don’t have to worry about.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.