Last week the Gators had two of their offensive line targets commit to other schools. As a result, more names have begun to surface on the Gator recruiting board.
One of the new names that is gaining steam is Fort Worth (Tx.) All Saints Episcopal offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, who recently picked up a Florida offer during the spring.
Despite not considering Florida a few short weeks ago, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound Knox has a new top five with the Gators in the mix.
“My new top 5 is Florida, UCLA, Miami, TCU and Ohio State,” Knox said. “ The reason Florida is back in there is because I’m just trying to find the best place for me and from talking to the Florida staff and other recruits, I feel like it might be Florida.”
One of the recruits that Knox talks with is his good friend, and fellow Florida target, safety Jamal Adams.
“I have to say I talk to Jamal Adams the most about Florida,” Knox said. “And I’m also going to go with him to Florida when they play Florida State for my official visit. Jamal has just been telling me about how his visit went and what they have to offer and stuff.”
While Knox has kind of seemed quiet about Florida during his recruitment, he says that isn’t the truth.
“Florida has always been up there for me and recruiting me very hard,” Knox said. “I talk to coach (Tim) Davis, the offensive line coach, the most. He just always tells me stuff about Florida and how he wants me. He is a real up beat coach and you can tell he loves his job at Florida. People want to play for a coach like that.”
With Knox now having a top five, he has also set plans for his official visits.
“I’m going to Florida vs. Florida State,” Knox said. “I’m also going to go to Florida State vs. Maryland, UCLA vs. Cal, Ohio State vs. Penn State and I plan to go to Miami sometime after the season. I’ll decide whenever I feel the time is right.”