Clemson would not have earned the nickname ‘Wide Receiver University’ without great recruiting.
Sure, development is a large part of the process and each recruit goes through that process in a different way, but Hunter Renfrows only come a dime a dozen.
This past year’s recruiting efforts brought in yet another strong class of receivers with five-star Tee Higgins and four-star Amari Rodgers, and the class of 2018 already has a commitment from four-star Derion Kendrick.
As the Tigers venture out on the trail for 2019, Trey Knox should be a name to look out for.
Knox already has the build of Mike Williams, standing at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, with the height to find a ball at its high point and the size to power through tackles.
The Blackman (Tenn.) product plans to take visits to Alabama, Florida and Ohio State this summer. He already visited Clemson back in the beginning of April but said he “will definitely go back” sometime this coming season.
Knox has been in contact with the Clemson coaches since his visit about how he could fit into the Tigers’ offensive scheme.
“I have talked to them over the spring,” he said. “Just me fitting into the program there…They like big tall receivers that can go get the ball and I can envision myself doing that.”
Knox told The Clemson Insider Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, Auburn and Clemson are recruiting him the hardest as of right now.
According to Knox, five of those schools (Ohio State, Florida, Tennessee, Louisville and Clemson) really stand out to him because of “the culture and the coaching and the fan base.”
Seeing as the 2019 recruiting cycle is still a ways off, especially when it comes to early offers, and Knox does not currently have a Clemson offer, but said it would mean a lot to get one because of the Tigers’ history at his position.
“It would mean a lot because they are a ‘WRU’ and they put big receivers in the (NFL),” he said.
Knox will probably make his decision before his senior season and he believes his set of skills could greatly help the Tigers.
“I can bring my great route running and physicality to the Tigers’ offense,” he said.