The Texas Longhorns have a newly-instituted no-visit policy for commits that is being tested by 2014 pledge Demetrius Knox and Daniel Gresham.
From Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints, offensive lineman Knox and running back/fullback Gresham tripped to Columbus last weekend to visit Ohio State.
Knox is a native of Ohio and grew up a Buckeyes fan, revealing less than two weeks ago that he planned on visiting Columbus ($) to see his father, telling Hookem.com that he had told the Ohio State coaches that he's "not going there." He also said that he as "an understanding" with the Texas coaches about his visit.
On Instagram, Knox shared a photo of he and Gresham in Ohio State uniforms during their time in Columbus:
The 6'5, 300-pound offensive line prospect also shared a picture with Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller, who is apparently his favorite college player:
Knox's close friend and teammate Gresham -- the prospect who makes a habit of habit of running over and through defenders at All Saints -- was silent on his private Twitter feed about the visit.
He did, however, pick up a big offer from Ohio State after his visit, which creates the possibility that he and Knox could join the Buckeye class:
Texas RB commit Daniel Gresham picked up an offer from Ohio State after his visit this weekend. #longhorns— Max Olson (@max_olson) March 25, 2013
So, the big question remains -- do Texas fans have to worry about the commitment status of Knox and Gresham? The latter especially is seeing his stock take off this spring, having received an offer from Alabama to go along with the invitation to play at Ohio State.
Longhorns fans certainly seem to be worrying, harassing Knox at times on Twitter about his commitment status and prompting Gresham to delete his old Twitter account and start fresh with a protected account.
And the testing of the new policy is cause for concern, though both prospects are important enough to the class that they would seem unlikely to have their offers pulled. Or at least that would seem to be the case currently, since both are still committed following the visit.
Knox in particular has spoken extensively about his desire to become a Longhorn to help his career after football when he goes to work in the state; he feels that a degree from Texas would benefit him tremendously in that regard and hasn't been shy about sharing that.
Despite his childhood allegiance to the Buckeyes, it may be his post-football career that keeps Knox committed to Texas. And if Knox stays committed, it would seem that Gresham would follow suit.
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