WeAreSC caught up with Joe McKnight on Wednesday at the Army game media day for the following…
A Scout's Report- Day Two From The West
Day two's in the books and the competition has picked up. Several different West All Stars have stood out. Below are notes on a few of those prospects after the second day of practice: *Joe McKnight – The Louisiana product, is an impressive kid on and off the field. He's articulate, smart and a nice young man based on what I can tell from the short time I've been around him. McKnight has what you look for in a tailback. He's quick with a burst, can change direction and does a nice job of seeing the cutback lanes. Joe's also a guy that can make a defender miss making him extremely tough to handle in the open field. He is a good receiver and can impact in the passing game, as well. Michael Williams – From the moment Williams walked onto the practice field for the west he was competing. Michael is a tremendous football player with a natural ability to anticipate the action in front of him and then react to it. He's the glue in the defensive backfield so far and has taken on all of the very talented receivers with confidence and toughness. He's a finisher! When this guy walks on the field a lot of people will under estimate him, which will be a mistake. He isn't the most impressive looking prospect on the hoof but just continues to make plays and do the little things a team needs. Matt Romine – There isn't a more fundamentally sound offensive lineman on the west team. He's not the most athletic OL, however, he's successful because he knows how to play the position. Romine has great technique and understands how to play the game. He constantly moves his feet, uses his hands and long arms well to create space between him and the guy he's blocking. Matt also is adept at mirroring the defender and takes away rush angles. Niles Paul – The most improved of the receivers. Niles is very good working underneath the zone and runs well after he catches the ball. He has good feet and solid hands. Paul can take a hit and makes positive plays. He looks like a natural flanker, running crisp routes coming out of his motion. His long arms make him seem like a bigger receiver than he actually is. Tomorrow will be especially interesting as for the first time I'll see the East squad in action.
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