Despite having been committed to Mack Brown and the University of Texas going back to November 26 of this past year, 2014 Fort Worth (TX) All Saints offensive tackle (who's projected by some to play guard at the next level) broke the Longhorn's no commit policy taking a surprise trip to Columbus in March. It was there that Knox laid the foundation for changing his mind about his football playing future, instead electing today to give his verbal commitment to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Knox, a 6-5 300 lb specimen of a line prospect, had previously been considering Alabama and TCU in addition to Texas. With the commitment, he becomes the fifteenth commit of what's amounting to an extremely talented 2014 class for Meyer and Ohio State.
In the 247Composite rankings, Knox grades out as a consensus 4-star. He's also considered the 103rd best player in the country, the sixth best guard, and the 15th best prospect in the class of 2014 out of the state of Texas. Knox had almost cried wolf with his commitment to the Longhorns back in August, but held out until November to make his decision.
Best friend (and fellow former Texas commit) Daniel Gresham, long thought to be a package deal with Knox, was also in a bit of a surprise in Columbus back in mid-March and received an offer the Monday there after. Gresham ultimately committed to Louisville instead.
Check out the future Ohio State offensive lineman in action below: