“And his work ethic is unbelievable,” Curry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “One of the best on the team. Me and him are constantly leading the linebacker group in runs and stuff like that. He gives me a run for my money in everything that we do and he’s a freshman. So I have nothing but respect for him and I’m in his ear all the time, telling him to ‘Keep on going’ and ‘Do your best’ and all that stuff.”
Knight was recruited to Tech to play quarterback by former coach Paul Johnson’s staff, but played multiple positions at Strong Rock Christian and was open to switching to help the team. He is listed at linebacker in the team media guide. While he’ll have to prove himself in preseason practice, his athletic ability could get him on the field this season in a special-teams role.