Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
Let the good times roll in Bloomington. Just two days after beating the Maryland Terrapins on the road by the tune of 47 to 28, Coach Wilson and his staff have even more reason celebrate. On Monday evening Tyler Knight, offensive tackle prospect out of St. Petersburg (Fla.), announced that he had committed to the Hoosiers, joining athlete Josh Johnson as the Hoosiers second pledge in the 2017 class.
The 6-foot-5 Knight had picked up an offer from Indiana back during the summer and decided that after a recent trip to Bloomington, that this was where he wanted to be. "It's felt like home since I first stepped on the campus. Love the coaching staff and they are already like family to me. "
He also appreciated how the Hoosiers head man and offensive line coach took the time to evaluate his play, in person. "Coach Wilson and Frey both came to watch me play at one of my lasts games as well. Sort of sealed the deal."
Hoosier Huddle was able to speak to Lyndon Ostrander, Sports correspondent for the Tampa Tribune, about Knight. "He's still learning the position, but has the build, the frame to add on some good weight and maintain his athleticism." Ostrander also went on to say the Knight would be a good fit for the Hoosiers uptempo offense.
Knight started his high school career out at tight-end and has also played basketball, so he possesses a great deal of versatility, similar to current Hoosier Jason Spriggs, when he arrived on campus. The one advantage Knight has is that he will have another full season of varsity football to continue to develop physically as well as gain a greater understanding of the position.