According to IrishEyes.com, Milton Knox received an offer from Notre Dame recently and will be visiting Notre Dame this weekend. Knox, a talented running back out of California has some impressive offers – Florida, Florida State, and UCLA – and would be a nice addition to this class. Knox committed to UCLA a while back, but the coaching change in Westwood got Knox to open his recruiting back up and the Bruins are now battling it out for Knox with Notre Dame and Florida.
He’s listed on Scout.com with 4.6 speed, but in watching the clips I included below, he certainly looks like he has good football speed. Rivals gives him a little more credit for his speed with a listed time of 4.52. Rivals also ranks Knox as their #12 running back. He also looks like a hard runner with some elusiveness. He can make sharp cuts without losing much speed at all and doesn’t go down on first contact very often.
After watching some of the video on him, its easy to see why Weis has extended the offer to him. That offer would have likely come a lot sooner for Knox, but he had to raise his test score up before Weis could officially offer it.
This past season Knox ran for 2,210 yards and 39 touchdowns and for his career has amassed 6,995 yards and 103 touchdowns.
Earlier this year, Knox’s Birmingham HS team upset Dayne Crist and Anthony McDonald’s Sherman Oaks Notre Dame team in front of a national audience on ESPN with Knox running 32 times for 136 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Dayne Crist has been one of the best recruiters for Notre Dame this year among the committed players and he should be able to help the staff out again with Knox since the two were on the same Pop Warner team.
Oh, and apparently, Knox has also had aspirations of boxing in his past.[youtube]hm_2498mq3o[/youtube] [youtube]w1G44UuTd0k[/youtube] [youtube]e4tcVW9Qqls[/youtube]Looks like he can catch the ball too