Clinton (La.) East Feliciana standout Kameron McKnight, a versatile 6-2, 215-pound junior, recently…
Louisiana 2015 Watch List: No. 11
Thanks to players like 2013 four-star LSU signee Kendell Beckwith and 2015 RB Kameron McKnight, the East Feliciana Tigers have thrived since the school was formed three years ago. Although the Tigers entered last season's Class 3A playoffs seeded 22nd out of 32 teams, McKnight and company engineered upsets of three higher-seeded foes before finally dropping a 16-14 heartbreaker in the semis to No. 2 Notre Dame-Crowley. McKnight had a big night in a second-round rout of No. 6 Rayne, reaching the end zone from 64 and 23 yards, respectively, as the Tigers trounced the Wolves, 39-10. The sophomore scored three of the four times he ran the ball in the huge rivalry game vs. West Feliciana (2014 DE Jay Ferguson, 2015 WR Jazz Ferguson) to close out the regular season. The Tigers easily got the win against their neighbors and district rivals, 33-7. McKnight has been getting the job done since he enrolled in high school. In his first varsity game (as a freshman), he rushed for TDs on all three attempts vs. Northeast. On film he exhibits smoother cuts than you'd expect from a back with his size. McKnight doesn't waste any time when he spots a crease, as shown on the second play of his highlights. He takes a short pitch, sees an opening, turns upfield and motors into the clear. He's tough and doesn't hesitate to work the inside running lanes. McKnight also lines up at wingback and goes into motion to take hand-offs, in addition to making plays at tight end, wide receiver and defensive end. The sophomore scored on a long TD reception at tight end. McKnight is handy on screens, finding the right path through traffic. In a 53-39 district loss to eventual state champ Parkview Baptist, he scored on a 61-yard reception. The EFHS coaching staff creates mismatches by isolating McKnight against out-manned linebackers in pass coverage. LSU signed EFHS blue-chipper Kendell Beckwith this year -- as noted earlier -- and it's certainly feasible, if not likely, that the Tigers will seek to lure McKnight to Baton Rouge in two years. His versatility, tremendous size and big-play capability could make him a must-have for Les Miles and staff.
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