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saw this on scout. we are in his top five and he said this.

 

 

 

One thing I'm looking for is tradition. My high school team has a great history and tradition of winning and I want to go to a college that is like that too.

 

"Notre Dame fits that description," McKnight said. "It means a lot to go there and they are used to winning games. They've been improving every year under coach Charlie Weis. I also really like their offensive coordinator (Michael Haywood). He's the coach recruiting me."

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Wow, this sounds promising. I had pretty much written this kid off as either a Trojan or Tiger, but hopefully with a visit CW can make some noise in his recruitment. I know that he will most likely visit ND in January, but does anyone know if Weis has given any in home visits to him?? Also, if Haywood gets this kid than he is the freaking man!!

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CW has been personally pushing for mcknight very hard for awhile now

 

it all will come down to the visit and how much ground we can make up on LSU and USC

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to put a scare into other teams that he's considering....probably the same reason Barksdale still lists ND in his top three even though we dropped him.

 

I'm confused as to why a recruit would do that. I know coaches do to get more money, but what would a recruit do it for?

 

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Aren't they already wanted is what I'm saying. And aren't they already getting a full ride?

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If anything he keeps us in just for show. It seems like whenever we talk about what our class might look like a lot of us seem to believe that we will get at least one guy in the end who seemed to be a long shot. Sam Young was that guy in 06, and I think that McKnight would definitely be that guy in 07 if he has a good visit. Hopefully the remaining big guys like Donald, Martin, and Blackwell all make their announcements in the near future so the staff can focus all of their attention on getting guys like McKnight and Peters come January.

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Sounds good Ricochet, hopefully you can get in contact with this person again sometime. I thnk if CW puts a real press on him and we get a good visit that we may just win this race. McKnight is soo versatile and has been compared to Reggie, and based on his numbers he looks to be a straight up playmaker. Also in the article he says that distance will not be a factor.

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Sounds good Ricochet, hopefully you can get in contact with this person again sometime. I thnk if CW puts a real press on him and we get a good visit that we may just win this race. McKnight is soo versatile and has been compared to Reggie, and based on his numbers he looks to be a straight up playmaker. Also in the article he says that distance will not be a factor.
I've been trying, he's just a guy thats very connected thats somewhat a friend of the family and he just seems to no everything but he doesn't seem to actively seek it. It's like he goes golfing with some of the boys ( the really, really connected) and they just trade secrets of what they know like it's a secret society.
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Let the Recruiting Begin!

 

By Allen Wallace

National Recruiting Editor

Posted Dec 10, 2006

 

After winning the 2A-state championship game, Louisiana running back Joe McKnight says that he wants to "be a winner in college" and is looking at programs with great tradition and history. With that as his criteria, it's no surprise that Notre Dame, LSU, Clemson, Arkansas and USC make McKnight's list.

 

Five-star running back Joe McKnight (5-11, 185, 4.4), from River Ridge Christian (La.), is celebrating a perfect 14-0 season, including a 41-7 victory over St. Charles in the 2A final game.

McKnight (ranked No. 4 by Scout.com) denies a leader, but favors USC, LSU, Clemson, Arkansas and Notre Dame. He named the schools in this order. All of his favorites have offered, plus several others.

 

Because of how deep McKnight's team went in the playoffs, he has not taken any official visits yet and denies that he has any set now. "I plan to set those up very soon," McKnight said. "When I take my visits I think I'll know better about where I want to go. One thing I'm looking for is tradition. My high school team has a great history and tradition of winning and I want to go to a college that is like that too.

 

"Notre Dame fits that description," McKnight said. "It means a lot to go there and they are used to winning games. They've been improving every year under coach Charlie Weis. I also really like their offensive coordinator (Michael Haywood). He's the coach recruiting me."

 

Another school that is rich in tradition is USC. "I love how USC puts the ball in the playmaker's hands," McKnight said. "I hear from coach Ken Norton a lot and he's a cool guy. We talk about everything and I feel comfortable talking to him. They are good year after year and you know you'll get a chance to play for a national championship when you're there."

 

Local favorite and SEC power LSU is only 45 minutes away, but McKnight says that will not be a factor. "Distance won't matter at all," McKnight said.

 

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and an 18 ACT.

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Its great to know distance won't matter to him. I think we're in decent shape here, particularly if Haywood and Charlie are in charge of his recruiting.

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Guest AtlantaIrish

I can't believe the kid is waiting this long to actually take his official visits.

That being said, and I realize his HS coach has a policy during the season not to take visits, I think we have as good a chance as anybody especially with our offense and coach.

We are losing our top 2 receivers to the NFL as is USC, I think it is a USC-Notre Dame for the kid in my opinion.

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Credit this to Scout, posted 12/10.....looks like we are out of the McKnight sweepstakes

 

“I am going to take visits to Southern California, LSU, Clemson and Arkansas,” stated McKnight. “They are all pretty much even.”

 

What does he like about his top schools?

 

Southern California: “They put the ball in the playmakers hands.”

 

LSU: “They are in the SEC. It is close to home. The SEC is the best conference.”

 

Clemson: “I like coach Burns. He has a great relationship with several of my coaches.”

 

Arkansas: “I just like Arkansas. I have a lot of friends up there.”

 

If signing day was today, where would the 5-star running back sign? “I really don’t know. I haven’t made up my mind yet,” replied McKnight.

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