Catching Up with Demetrius Knox

By Derek Young on July 24, 2012 at 8:00p
Knox has OSU listed as potential destination

As the recruiting class of 2013 winds down, the staff has begun to shift a heavy focus towards pursuing the rising juniors in the class of 2014.

One of the more sought after prospects in the class is Fort Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal OT Demetrius Knox. Knox is already rated a four star prospect by 247 Sports and holds offer from the likes of Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Baylor, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, UCLA, and others.

The good thing going for the Buckeyes is that the 6-5/300 tackle grew up in Springfield, Ohio as a fan of the Buckeyes and even has admitted to having an Ohio State snuggie. Knox’s time in Springfield has given him the pleasure of knowing two other highly rated 2014 prospects on Urban Meyer’s radar, including WR Thaddeus Snodgrass, who also was offered by OSU, and LB Davonte James. The three played together during their youth football days for the Springfield Broncos and their reunited friendship could bode well for OSU down the road.

In addition to his Springfield ties, the Buckeyes continue to make their presence known in the state of Texas under the new staff. A more focused emphasis has been placed on the state, lead by Tom Herman, and has resulted in the commitment of QB JT Barrett, a possible pending verbal from LB Mike Mitchell, and interest from many other 2013 and 2014 prospects.  

Could Demetrius Knox be next in line to give Ohio State another Texan on the recruiting trail?  Keep reading to find out.

How has your recruitment been going?  Are you finished taking visits for the summer?

I am probably finished taking visits for the summer.  I am still trying to get to Oregon, but that will probably not happen.  I have already been to Texas, TCU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

Are there any schools beginning to emerge for you?

I actually do have a top eight list of schools.  My top eight is Texas, TCU, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, UCLA, and USC.

You have said on your twitter account that you have your mind made up of where you want to attend college.  Is that true?

I have a pretty good idea of where I want to go.  It is not set in stone though.  I will keep taking visits to help me validate my choice.  I don't want to commit to a coaching staff unless I am 100% certain.

It seems that you have struck up quite a relationship with some other 2014 recruits. The term "super team", in regards to teaming up those other recruits to go to the same school, has been mentioned a few times.  Is that something that you are considering?

No matter what I am going to make the best decision for myself and choose what school is the best scenario for me.  I would love for it to play out so that we all go to college together, though.  It is something that I am going to definitely going to consider.  We all want to win.

Do you have a time frame in which you plan on announcing your college decision?

I intend on announcing at one of the All-American games, probably the Under Armour Game.  I don't think that will change.



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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Shout out to my Springfield South High Wildcats!!
I was in band with Trey Depriest's mom and graduated with Thaddeus' mom, Renita.
I should have stayed in the 'Field and had a son....

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

North High Grad here....Go Panthers!     rep the field!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Jugdish's picture

This kid is the closest I have seen that compares to Orlando Pace. He is down field blocking and looking for the next player to deck. What a perfect fit for UFM's offense.

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

ClevelandGuy's picture

hey judhish Demetrius just posted a twit pic of your comment lol

born and raised in Cleveland

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Derek whats your feeling on who he is currently leaning towards?, would love to land this guy for our OL.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

703Buckeye's picture

My head coach at GMU played against Orlando Pace while he was at M!chigan and said #75 was the best OL he ever faced. Ohio State needs a lineman like Pace once again, Knox looks like he could be that guy.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

millertime2011's picture

It's such a breath of fresh air that demetrius actually wants to be 100% sure before he makes his commitment. Also, it's funny, there's all this talk about a "super team" and there's one common team towards the top of each of those kids' lists...

ARMYBUCK's picture

Orlando Pace is one of the greatest offensive lineman to ever play the game, let alone don the scarlet and gray.  Hopefully Demetrius wants to follow in his shoes on both accounts.  Would love to have this kid.  Derek, How long ago did he leave the great state of Ohio and has he been rooted in Texas ever since?
@Millertime, I agree.  Gotta love the common denominator!

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

Gotta love this, some Bama fan tweeted Demetrious to come to Ttown because where else could you play in front of 100,000+ plus each game and 75,000+ for the spring game and Demetrious's answer was simply "Ohio State...."

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

703Buckeye's picture


"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Buck U's picture

^^^^Reading that gave me goosebumps.  Awesome. 
I think the recruits already know what Urban is building in Columbus.  Ohio State has been good for a long time and they are about to get better.  I can't wait until football starts.

BlazeTheBuckeye's picture

Kid is a beast ...flim was very impressive 

Hardly home but always reppin

hcazualcc's picture

keep dreaming gents, sounds like he wasn't too worried about sharing his no. 1 afterall! buckeye fan in theory but realistically hard to say no to texas when you're in the lonestar state imo.
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FROMTHE18's picture

I think he is all horns as of right now, going to be hard to get him out of Texas

Alex's picture

what we're hearing (Derek and I) isn't Texas all the way at all...Alabama and OSU are in very good positions right now is what I will say...we know he wants to get pub for his RB teammate and good friend so I think this is his way of doing that

Rapping Bum's picture

Good looking prospect, would love to see him in Columbus.  The tweets about OSU are interesting, sometimes the Twittermachine can be annoying/confusing.

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