Demetrius Knox and Daniel Gresham could soon become the fourth and fifth 2014 commits for Texas (Photo by the author).
[5:48 pm update]: Daniel Gresham just texted me and told me that he's considering making an announcement by the end of the week. -- Wescott
[8:37 pm update]: Here's what Knox had to say via Twitter:
Just got off the phone. Nothing is happening today but something will in the next couple of days that's all I can say.— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
Sounds like he is in essentially the same place as Gresham now. --Wescott
Back in College Station, 2014 Forth Worth All Saints offensive tackle Demetrius Knox and teammate Daniel Gresham, a running back/fullback, made it clear that they intend to play their college football together (Knox recap here, Gresham recap here). At the time, both only had what Knox told me was a "wink-wink" offer from the Longhorns. Both were officially offered last Thursday, which prompted Knox to tell Jake Raulerson on Twitter that Texas was his leader.
Known as someone who likes to have some fun on Twitter -- he said he was going to make an announcement on Friday, then informed the Twitterverse that he was planning on watching iCarly -- I was skeptical of him being serious when he sent out the following tweet:
It may happen today!!!!Stay tuned— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
If his response was a bit coy, it definitely left open the possibility that he was serious about making a decision, which would obviously result in commitments to Texas from Knox and Gresham:
Hookem.com, Orangebloods, and Horns Nation all followed up with Knox and/or Gresham and essentially determined that they are indeed considering making a decision. Gresham told me that he's "still talking to my parents and trying to figure out what's best." He possesses only the single offer from Texas at this time (though he will certainly pick up many more if he extends the process).
Knox sent out a flurry of tweets about his status:
Having to check with everyone b4 you make a big decision<<<<<<— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
Almost done calling everyone.... Give it time— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
Have to wait a couple hours 😥😥😥 just wait— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
I am not playing I'm serious... 1 more call to be made but it's going to take a couple hours— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
Every one please wait! I have to wait a couple hours I'm serious! No joke!— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
Sabali means patience...... Please have some— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
I'm not talking with anyone till I'm done... WAIT— Demetrius Knox (@meechy77) August 6, 2012
It's not clear if the calls are going out to his family or coaches, but it's definitely clear that Knox is seriously considering making a pledge. If he does so, Gresham will follow. Or they will go down simultaneously. Either way, the result could be the same in the near future -- the two high school teammates could be the fourth and fifth Longhorn commits in the 2014 class. If it happens, it's Texas. If not, the Longhorns are still in the driver's seat.