Demetrius Knox Wins Lombardi Award

December 12, 2013 at 12:41p    by Jordan Wagner
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Potential starter from day 1?

You can add Demetrius Knox's name to the list of future Buckeyes winning awards. The Ohio State commitment won the Lombardi award, an award that goes to the best lineman, tight end or linebacker. The award is given to seven high school players based on their regions. Current Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa was one of last season's winners. 

Many believe that Knox has the potential to compete for playing time as a true freshman. Here is what the selection committee had to say about him: 

Texas winner: Demetrius Knox, OT, Ft. Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal

As part of a school that sends 100 percent of its graduates on to college, Knox shines. He is one of the best football players in the state of Texas and has committed to the Ohio State University. He is part of his church as well as his school’s drama club. His service hours within the community are counted in the hundreds as he is an example of what the Lombardi Awards is about.

Runners up: Solomon Thomas, DE, Coppell (Texas) High. Zach Whitley, LB, Galena Park (Texas) North Shore

Dante Booker Jr. was a runner-up for the Midwest award, which went to Tennessee tight end commitment Daniel Helm


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Doc's picture

Keep loading them up boys, this class is stacked.

"Say my name."

703Buckeye's picture

I can't wait to see this kid in Scarlet & Gray, he's going to be a great asset to the program.

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

osu07asu10's picture

Congrats Big Meechy!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

TilstheHun3's picture

I'm already starting to feel better about this Offensive Line :)
Shouldn't have been so pessimistic before... And thanks to Ed Warinner, Tom Herman, and UFM for recruiting this guy. Outstanding job!

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

GoBucksToledo's picture

Award winners, on and off the field!  Well done young men!

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Seems like quite the young man! Congrats big fella.

Danify's picture

Fantastic honor and news. Congrats Meechy!

otrain2416's picture

Congrats young man keep working hard, stay humble, and bring your pancake syrup

fanfarris's picture

BIG Orlando,was a man among boys. I remember Coach Holtz remark about him before a ND OSU game,that he is the best O lineman in Football,And said that he didnt say only college football..

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FROMTHE18's picture

This Urban guy...he kind of knows talent.

lljjgg's picture

Fantastic person and player! My favorite recruit of the class this year, was ecstatic when he committed to the Buckeyes -- I know he's going to be a great one. Has all the talent, and seems to have his head on straight!

TMac's picture

Congrats Meechy!!

Current Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa has previously won the award.

There's your mirrored example for what your freshman season can look like!!

TilstheHun3's picture

Except instead of sacking guys, he needs to lock down peasants from even getting a fingernail on XBrax1.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

GoBucks713's picture

Would saying congrats to a fellow 11Dubster be a violation?

-The Aristocrats!

droessl's picture

How can we give him helmet stickers for this? 

TilstheHun3's picture

Pretty sure UFM will give him pot le... helmet stickers when he earns them. Also, he'll remove the black stripe when the time is right.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

buckeyeEddie27's picture

WOW!  Talk about a decorated class coming in holy crap!

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

bishop072's picture

Go get it Meechy. Can't wait to see you MAAAAAAAAAAAAULING B1G opponents! Woof!

avail31678's picture

Anyone have the short video of him blocking in camp this past offseason?  He handled one of the top D-line prospects.  It was no pads, one-on-one I think, and he had great balance and just kept shucking the guy back with his open hands.  Was great technique and form.

BoFuquel's picture

Congrats Meechy! GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

buckskin's picture

Good to hear, congrats Meechy.  Makes me feel better about our recent struggles to get O-linemen.
 

Actorjonnyb's picture

Let's keep our fingers crossed Texas doesn't bring in a high profile coach that steals him away on signing day.

buckeyeinla

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Meechy is a Buckeye, Actor. He's already made it clear tOSU is home.
Congratulations, big Meech! Not only are you an amazing athlete, you have the potential to be the next great lineman in a tradition of great O-linemen that have matriculated at Ohio State. Even more impressive (to me, anyway) -- you are an amazing human being; a man of faith; a man of your word; a leader!
Can't wait to see you in Scarlet and Gray next year!

Haybucks's picture

Meechy is in the drama club?  That explains the UCLA pondering.  It was all an act!  Well played young thespian.  Soon you'll be starring on the big stage, under the bright lights of nationally televised prime time games.
 

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

buckz4evr's picture

Congrats to you, Mr Knox

CowCat's picture

Another example of the "badass with class" kids we're bringing in. 
Congratulations to him!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Congratulations Meechy!!! Loved hearing the good news!  Can't wait to see you in Scarlet and Gray!!
Go Bucks!!!