Video Analysis: Benjamin Knox

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 highlight tape, click here.

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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.