Knowles To Make Visit This Weekend

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Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) senior wide receiver Demitri Knowles will make a visit this weekend to the University of Virginia, which is currently the only FBS-level scholarship offer he possesses. LCA head coach Frank Rocco updates the latest on the 6-1, 175-pound speedster.

“He’s really holding steady,” Rocco said. “He visited Virginia Tech last weekend and is planning on coming back to UVa.”

Knowles continues to receive interest from other FBS programs. Virginia Tech is one of the most recent to join the interested list.

“The visit to Virginia Tech was just a weekend game visit,” Rocco said. “They’ve been sniffing around more than they did earlier on. U-Conn was also in because they were on the road recruiting during their bye week.”

Knowles, a native of the Bahamas, is certainly interested in UVa — “He likes it a lot,” Rocco said. — but remains open to other schools. In particular, he is exploring any possible opportunities to attend school in Florida.

“We’ve reached out to a lot of [the Florida schools], but we haven’t heard much back at this point,” Rocco said. “It’s still the middle of the season for those guys, so we’ll see.”

Another sport may impact Knowles’ decision as well.

“He really has been becoming heavily recruited track-wise,” Rocco said. Knowles is the reigning VIS champion in the 55 meters, the 300 meters and the long jump. “I don’t know if that’s now getting in the picture and clouding some things, but that may be becoming more of a factor.

“He has a desire to see if something comes from down in Florida. And, we’ll see how track plays out. Those are two factors as to why he is still looking.”

Knowles got off to a blazing start to the 2010 season, but his production has been limited since becoming a major focus of the opposition. Still, he has helped LCA to an 8-0 record.

“Because he was tearing everybody up early, people are finding ways to take him out of the game,” Rocco said. “Others are double and triple covering him. We have had to go to others. Here of late, he has had touchdowns two weeks in a row. We are finding ways to get him involved. He has