Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: A good day for Nashua South's Knight
The walked into the University of New Hampshire football offices a few minutes early for their 1:30 appointment and soon were chatting it up with head coach Sean McDonnell.
"He was all happy," Knight said. "It was awesome."
It will be a while, because of NCAA rules, before McDonnell can say anything about his latest recruit.
Knight's scholarship is contingent on being accepted to the school.
NCAA rules forbid McDonnell from talking about recruits until they sign a national letter of intent to accept a scholarship. The signing period begins the first week of February.
"I liked the thought of being able to play quarterback and representing my home state school," Knight said. "I don't think I could do much better than that."
"If I know what I want to do now, I'd rather get it over with and focus on my high school season," he said. "I think it was good to do now so the coaches aren't waiting. It's a big relief for everyone."
He rushed for 1,180 yards and 18 touchdowns last season and passed for 1,780 yards and 13 scores.
Knight plays for his father, Scott, at South.
"He brings a lot of versatility," the coach said. "He throws the ball very well and more importantly as a quarterback he has great escapability. Obviously, he can run the ball and is very strong in the option game. For a team that runs the spread offense, he has the ability to run different phases of the option depending on who you have back there."
"If it didn't work out, he could also play slot receiver or kick returner," Scott Knight said. "It's nice when you have some athletic ability and play that position."
"I like to take it one game at a time," Trevor said. "We lost in the semifinals two years in a row. I hope we can surpass that. The main goal is to win a state championship, but it's going to take a while and a lot of hard work."
UNH's home game against James Madison on Nov. 9 will be televised by the NBC Sports Network and will start at 12:30 p.m.
Albrecht scored six goals and added a pair of assists to help the United States to a 4-0 record in pool play at the 2013 Women's Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario.
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