• Played for head coach Marty Vollmuth at the Hill School.
• Served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
• Named the Mid-Atlantic Prep League Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.
• Earned All Mid-Atlantic Prep League honors on both offense and defense.
• Totaled 70 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior.
• Helped lead his team to the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship.
• Also a member of the baseball and wrestling teams.
• Two-time captain of the wrestling team.
• Son of Jeff and Carole Knighton.
• Has not yet declared a major.