As National Signing Day approaches on Feb. 1, Brandon Chatmon is breaking down every commitment and signee in the Sooners' 2012 recruiting class. View all of our profiles here.
Name: Trevor Knight
Height, Weight: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds
Hometown/School: San Antonio/Reagan
Committed: July 13, 2011
Scout grade: 79. Four-star prospect.
Scout rankings: No. 22 quarterback, No. 65 in the Midlands Region and No. 51 in Texas
Picked OU over: Texas A&M, LSU, Oklahoma State, Clemson, Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech
State of the position: Arguably the deepest position on the roster. Landry Jones is a future NFL quarterback with Blake Bell and Drew Allen waiting in the wings. In addition, several Sooners have had good things to say about redshirting freshman quarterback Kendal Thompson.
Pros: “He is a deceptively good dual-threat with a live arm. You can see that he is green, but a playmaker and has a cool swagger and demeanor that is contagious. There is no question of his arm strength and he can really fit the ball into tight spots when he has to.” - ESPN analyst
Cons: “As much as we like Knight's physical tools we are a bit weary of his overall accuracy. We love his playmaking skills and ability to make all the throws, but would like to see more discipline from him.” - ESPN analyst
Similar to/potential role: Blake Bell. Very similar to Bell and Thompson in terms of Knight’s ability to make plays with his feet, but, no, don’t expect a “Knight-dozer” package. Knight has a strong arm and good passing skills, meaning he could become a terror for Big 12 defensive coordinators as a run-pass threat. More importantly, he’s already showing great signs of leadership before he’s even stepped on campus with his creation of the Sooners' commit social media group and willingness to sacrifice his mid-year enrollment to tight end Taylor McNamara.
Expected impact: 2013. Arguably the most overlooked and underrated recruit in this class. Likely in line for a redshirt season then he should be in the battle to replace Landry Jones in the spring of 2013. There’s no reason to believe he has no shot to win that battle or at least earn the No. 2 spot on the depth chart as a redshirt freshman.