Demetrius Knox, 4-Star Prospect and Texas Commit, to Visit Ohio State

Austin Kemp@@Theaustinator_1Analyst IMarch 16, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 24:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts instructions to his team during the first half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 26-21.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Demetrius Knox, a 4-star offensive guard according to, will visit Ohio State in April:

#Texas commit OT Demetrius Knox planning to visit #OhioState in April…

— Derek Young(@Derek11W) March 14, 2013

Knox is currently committed to the Texas Longhorns, but this shouldn’t come as shocking news, as Knox is an Ohio native.

In an interview with’s Kyle Bogenshutz, Knox was asked if he grew up a Buckeye fan.  His response: “Yeah, you could say that.”

With 11 months until signing day, Urban Meyer has more than enough time to try and sway Knox like he has swayed many others during his time at Ohio State. 

One thing that could make Ohio State an attractive option is that it didn’t have a whole lot of success recruiting on the offensive line in 2013.  Early playing time could definitely be a selling point for Knox, and he would have that chance if he were to give his commitment to the Buckeyes.

However, there’s another piece on information that makes the recruitment a bit more interesting.   During this past signing day, Mack Brown declared that, moving forward, players currently committed to Texas were not be allowed to take visits to other schools.

If and when this visit to Ohio State happens for Knox, will the ‘Horns cut ties with the fifth-rated guard in the country?  

Ohio State is putting an emphasis on the offensive line for the 2014 recruiting class, and Demetrius Knox would be a nice piece to the puzzle.  With Kyle Trout and Marcelys Jones already on board, Meyer has been excellent getting two of the state's top offensive linemen on board.