Knox enjoys Florida visit

On Saturday, Florida hosted several top prospects for its annual Orange and Blue game, including a few of their commitments.

One of those commitments was Deland (Fla.) High offensive lineman Benjamin Knox who committed to Florida on junior day.

“It was a good visit,” Knox said. “I enjoyed the game and watching the scrimmage/practice that they had. It was fun to see some of the other prospects out there too.”

One of the things that stood out to the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Knox was the running game Florida featured on Saturday.

“The backs were the ones that stood out to me the most,” Knox said. “They are a big role in the offense and someone that I will be blocking for. I was really surprised at how good all of the running backs have gotten this spring at running the ball and blocking out of the back field too.”

While on his visit, Knox paid close attention to his future position group and potential position coach in Florida’s Tim Davis.

“The offensive linemen did good but they are short on linemen right now due to injuries,” Knox said. “I really like the way that coach Davis coaches those guys up and teaches them techniques and the playbook. Coach Davis is a big reason why I’m still committed to Florida.”

While Knox has been committed to Florida for over a month now, he says he is still solid but looking around some as well.

“I’m solid to Florida for now,” Knox said. “No other colleges have gotten my attention like Florida so far but I plan to visit USF soon.”

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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.