Four-Star OG Demetrius Knox Decommits from Texas

By Jason Priestas on April 22, 2013 at 12:21p
Demetrius Knox posing with Braxton Miller on his Ohio State visit

Four-star offensive tackle Demetrius Knox, the nation's top-ranked prep guard according to Rivals, decommitted from the Texas Longhorns on Monday, according to reports out of Austin.

You may recall that Knox took a visit to Ohio State, posing for a photo with Braxton Miller while in Columbus, in late March. Knox posted the photo of Miller to his Instagram with the caption "My favorite college football player. Made my day."

Knox took the trip despite Longhorn coach Mack Brown's new no-visit policy for Texas commits. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Knox was scheduled to be in the Buckeye state to visit family over the weekend. We're not sure if trip went ahead as scheduled, but if it did, you can draw your own conclusions.

In related news, Knox has deactivated his Twitter account. Shortly after making his surprise March visit to Ohio State, Longhorn fans took to social media express their anger at Knox.

Source: @JeffHowe247


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steensn's picture

Great news for us hopefully! Smart on his part to shut down twitter, those longhorn fans would have torn him apart. I hate fans that do that...

b_pbucksfans's picture

He reactivated his twitter and is bickering with Texas fans. I think he gets a kick out of it though. Hope he's a Buckeye in the end.

buckeyedude's picture

Hopefully some of our crazy fans won't scare him away.



Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He took it down again.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Triv's picture

To shed a little light on the Knox-Gresham supposed package deal

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

DefendOhio's picture

This is what happens when Urban Meyer is your football coach folks. 

13THandSummit's picture

People decommit from other programs? Pretty sure that also happened while Urban was calling games from the booth two years ago. Until this kid signs with tOSU, you can only assume that he didn't like the fit at Texas and not that he flipped to the buckeyes.

Bucks43201's picture

I like Knox's video. He seems pretty lean and trim for his size...not sloppy. He can move his feet well and is athletic, great for a LT. He kinda reminds of Dorian Johnson.
Hope the good guys get him!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Triv's picture

I think at just under 6'4" he probably projects at Guard, unless he has really long arms for his height. Completely agree on the other part though. Very athletic for his size

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

NoVA Buckeye's picture

He must've realized that Mack Brown is still the head coach at Texas. Only possible explanation.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Grayskullsession's picture

I'm not surprised about this at all after his visit here. Longhorn fans were pretty hard on him about it and it seems hes had enough of them.

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

703Buckeye's picture

Now our apparent competition consists of UCLA and U of Miami. If Knox is considering a chance to win a national title, we win in a landslide!

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

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

If that were the case, Ohio State, Bama, and maybe Oklahoma would be the only ones he'd be considering.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

703Buckeye's picture

I'm using that in the context of the schools he's said to have leading.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

think he is a buckeye...too many connections for this not to become a reality IMO

osubuck57's picture

Nice news.Hope we can pull him in.Wonder who gets left out if he does pull the trigger.We are high on  about 5-6 O-linemen.the 2 Jucos,J.Jones,Prince to name a few.


buck-I.8's picture

According to (247) boards, Knox's new top 3 is FSU, UCLA, and UMFla. If true, I don't think this surprises me much. His comments after his OSU visit didn't seem to show that he was too impressed, and I think while he may always be a fan, he doesn't end up here.

buck-I.8's picture

No other source is saying the same thing that I've seen, so take the above reports with a tiny grain of salt. Could just be Texas being Texas.

FitzBuck's picture

Come on up to the East side to that low rise apartment off of high.
(sung to the Jefferson's theme)

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

pcuzz1's picture

Jbook on Twitter listed tOSU miama fl and ucla. So I guess we will see sooner rather than later who hr is still looking at. I do think it is good that as stated in the article he was supposed to be visiting fam in Ohio. Plus, going against Mack's no visit policy to.visit osu hopefully says something

pat cozzens

bodast67's picture

 "My favorite college football player. Made my day."

       Who wouldn't want to block for their favorite player?
      Um, I think we can do the math on this one...Go Bucks !




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

SaltyD0gg's picture


Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

Et_Tu_OSU's picture

I logged in on my wife's computer just so i could upvote this.  Well played...

"The revolution will be televised."

osubuckeye4life's picture

I hope to see him help protect his favorite player next year!
Go Bucks!

ATXbucknut's picture

Longhorn fans here in TX don't expect Knox to be the only de-commitment in the coming weeks.

Hovenaut's picture

Bet they're pissed alright....Mack's seat is getting warmer by the minute.

pjtobin's picture

Did anyone else notice how tiny xbrax's left hand looks? I couldn't help but think of the Burger King commercial. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

AtlGABuckeye's picture

"Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.