In the Class of 2013 Florida signed offensive lineman Rod Johnson, who was an unknown prospect at the time of his commitment.
Now in the Class of 2014 the Gators have accepted a verbal commitment from another relatively unknown prospect in Deland (Fla.) High offensive lineman Benjamin Knox.
But for the coaching staff to take the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Knox, it had to see something it liked.
The Gators have told Knox he would play tackle when he gets to Gainesville, and in watching his highlight film, you can see why.
Knox has really good feet, shows a good burst off of the ball and possess long arms, which are qualities you want in a tackle in football.
One of the biggest things Knox needs to work on is gaining weight, as Florida would like him to be close to 300 pound when he arrives in Gainesville.
The second biggest thing Knox could work on is staying low in his pass blocking and using his reach to not allow defensive lineman to get in on him.
While Knox may be a unknown prospect now, before long he will be a highly recruited prospect and Gators fans will be glad Will Muschamp and his staff offered Knox early on.
To view Knox’s Hudl.com highlight tape, click here.