Fort Worth All Saints offensive lineman commits to Ohio State

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Fort Worth All Saints offensive linemen Demetrius Knox announced his commitment to Ohio State via Twitter early Sunday evening.

Knox, listed at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, is rated as one of the top offensive linemen in the country by several recruiting publications and projects as a guard at the next level.

“We are very excited for Demetrius and his mother. This has been a long process for both of them and being from Ohio it seems like a great fit,” Saints coach Aaron Beck said. “He was really impressed with TCU and UCLA as well but he has been a fan of Ohio State for many years. Now he can focus on his senior year academically and athletically with this decision behind him.”

Knox originally committed to Texas in November and looked like a package deal with teammate and best friend Daniel Gresham, a 5-11, 240-pound fullback who ran for just under 1,000 yards and 18 scores last season. But both de-comitted from the Longhorns last spring and Gresham since has pledged with Louisville.

Knox is the latest commit for a 2014 All Saints class that ranks as one of the best in North Texas. Foster Sawyer (6-5, 215), rated as one of the top quarterbacks, committed to TCU in April.

Speedy wide receiver/defensive back Kendall Adams, considered the best overall athlete on the team, holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Rice and was offered by Kansas State on Saturday. Offensive linemen Charlie Flores and Markham Paukune, both 6-3, 280, have been offered by Louisiana Tech and Texas State, respectively.

In all, Beck believes as many as 13 players from the upcoming senior class will play some level of college football.

Jarret Johnson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @JohnsonJarret

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