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Welcome PWO O Lineman Hayden Knighton

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by shane4three, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

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    Welcome Hayden.
    6”3 and right around 270. Played at Fork Union this year after playing at Oasis Charter in Cape Coral in 2018.

    looks like a center if I’m not mistaken. I love the way this staff takes the time and really prioritizes the preferred walk on program. There could be a time when one of these young man step in but so important that we have really solid kids to practice with and against and this looks like another one here.

    Hayden Knighton (@hayden_knighton) | Twitter


    Excited to announce I’ll be continuing my athletic and academic career at the university of Florida as preferred walk-on!! This is the only the beginning. Thank you to everyone that has gotten me here including god, my family, friends, teammates, and coaches. #GatorGangXX


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  2. bottledigger

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  3. DBCooper

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    Glad to have a new Gator OL onboard. Hope your opportunity to contribute increases each season.
     
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  4. shane4three

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    Helps relationship in two areas. His college/prep school and the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area. Everything about Mullen is strategic.
     
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  5. GatorKenW

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    will be interesting to see how he does against bigger guys. he stays on his block and seems to do a good job scanning for blocks when pulling to lead block the run game.
     
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  6. bernie_lomax

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    This will pay dividends with his brother Jaylen just like Umstead did w his own brother. /s
     
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  7. coach

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    You get a big coachable kid and put him in a top S&C program, no telling what might you might produce.
     
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  8. shane4three

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    Yes Sir Coach. It makes our second when I think back to the kid from West Palm Beach that played at a very good program. Both have good size are very young and could really help us in a pinch in a year or two. I say that and then I remember that they will be helping us on a daily basis as scout team is absolutely huge. If a center This is even more of a big pick up because I always like to have a third Center on the roster just in case… I mean we know usually a Tyler Jordan or Brett Heggie could move over in a heartbeat but it’s always nice to have that back up and some depth.
     
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  9. beemerthegator

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    Especially on the O-line. Kids who come in and work to develop for a couple years can turn themselves into excellent players.
     
  10. diehardgator15

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    What the hell is a preferred walk-on?????? Is he going to play in games????

    I want to learn.
     
  11. paidinfull

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    Basically a kid that pays his own way, and is guaranteed a roster spot. No scholly, but gets access to quite a few of the perks of being a scholly player. Most are destined to be practice squad for life, but you do occasionally have one that breaks into the rotation.
     
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  12. defensewinschampionships

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    He's Rudy if Rudy got an invitation to walk on
     
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  13. kryptonite

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    PWO play an important role in the program. I wish this guy all the best. He can help make our scholarship players better.
     
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  14. TrueGator

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    Hayden, you're gonna love being a Gator!
     
  15. melrose12

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    Put him at TE if he can catch. Great size for TE.
    Now if he runs a 5'5 forget it..
     
  16. LAGatorDoc

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    Who was the preferred walk on from Arkansas that became an All American but then died tragically in a car accident?
     
  17. Nostradamus

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    Plus, one or two walk ons per year get put on scholarship for their hard work and contributions to the team. Says a lot about what a head coach values. Think we had two walk ons granted scholarships in the spring IIRC.
     
  18. paidinfull

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    Usually seniors that put in 3-4 years of work and only when we have leftovers. Mac screwed up by giving them to sophs and juniors then not renewing the next year when we didnt have extras.