Derek Knight Profile
Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance safety Derek Knight (6-0, 190) has seven schools that stand out on his list, three from the Big Ten, three from the Pac-10 and one from the ACC, spreading his interest around the country.
“Right now my top seven is Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Iowa, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan State and UCLA,” said Knight, who has 22 total offers, including offers from the first six schools on his list.
Knight said that he would like to visit two Pac-10 schools on his list, Oregon and Arizona State.
“Georgia Tech is going to be a school I’ll visit,” said Knight. “Arizona State I will definitely visit. Coach (Bill) Miller said he wants me to come out for one of their games. I’m going to try and take two during the season and then the rest when it’s done. I’m thinking Oregon also and Iowa.”
He’s also looking at one of the in-state schools but said he likely won’t take an official visit there.
“Michigan State they’re in my top schools and they’re doing pretty good on my list. That was the only college camp I did,” said Knight.
Knight said he would like to get his decision done around the time he wraps up the season.
“Probably shortly after the season and all the football stuff is done, I’ll have time to sit down and do some planning. Unless something catches my eye, I’ll decide around then,” said Knight.
During his junior season, Knight had 128 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions. On offense, Knight rushed for 540 yards on 54 carries.
Academically, Knight has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 19 on the ACT.