November 13, 2012

Before the Game Started I Fell in Love

Each year top prospects from the Lone Star State receive offers from across the country but are seemingly set on staying in-state and suiting up for the Texas Longhorns when an offer is extended from Mack Brown and Co. With the 2014 class that pattern does not seem to be experiencing any serious shift with multiple highly regarded prospects being considered 'Longhorn leans' and several others already having committed to a future in Austin.

The top rated offensive lineman in Texas for 2014 is Demetrius Knox out of Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints Episcopal. The 6-foot-5 and 300-pound four-star offensive guard holds a Texas offer and has said publicly multiple times that Texas is his number one team.

In years past Oklahoma has extended offers to players with similar leanings and more often than not faced off against them later that year in October during the Red River Shootout, though there have been a few prospects that have chosen Crimson and Cream over Burnt Orange.

Knox was in Dallas in October to see Oklahoma defeat Texas 63-21 and afterwards still stood by the Longhorns saying they were still his favorite. A few weeks later the Rivals250 Watch List member was basically forced to take a trip to Norman with his coach and his 2014 teammate, Kendall Adams to see the Sooners take on Notre Dame.

The visit ended up going in a way that Knox obviously was not expecting.

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