A turning point for Knight may have been the team’s decision to start Trenilyas Tatum ahead of Knight at the “money” linebacker position Saturday against Pitt. When starter Charlie Thomas was required to sit out the first half of the game because of a targeting suspension, coaches started Tatum – the backup to Ayinde Eley at the “mac” linebacker spot – instead of Knight.
Knight was a member of the 2019 signing class from Strong Rock Christian School. He originally committed to Tech as a quarterback for then-coach Paul Johnson, but upon the hire of Collins and the transition of the offense, Knight was moved to linebacker upon his arrival to campus. For his career, he was credited with 51 tackles, three for loss, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed.