Meet College Footballs' Next Lamar Jackson

Deuce Knight is currently a high school junior quarterback that has the look of an electric player that could take college football by storm starting in 2025.
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15 touchdowns to three interceptions. This was Deuce Knights touchdown to interception ratio during his junior year in 2023 at George County high school at quarterback appearing in eight games.

In 2022 and 2023 combined, Knight has also rushed for 832 yards and 22 touchdowns, including a career-long 80 yard touchdown run in 2022 and another 76 yard run in 2023.

These numbers are the true definition of a dual threat quarterback. And to many, Knights skill set looks on film to be very comparable to former college football greats like Lamar Jackson and Michael Vick.

According to ‘s recruitment rankings on Knight, he sits as the 40th player nationally, and the number five quarterback in the 2025 class. To compare, On3 had Jackson ranked as the 313th prospect nationally, and 25th best quarterback of the 2015 class.

While Jackson took his talent to Louisville to combine with passing guru Bobby Petrino, Knight is projected to take a different path here as he’s currently verbally committed to Notre Dame. However, SEC schools are hot on the trail and the commitment is far from sealed.

Ole Miss and Tennessee are the two leaders in the clubhouse to land the junior prodigy according to . And if either wind up with Knight, not only could it spell great news for the school, but elevate the SEC even more than it already is.

More positive news that could keep Ole Miss and Tennessee trending upward is how Notre Dame performs in 2024. While the Irish had the fifth best recruiting class in the country according to , The Irish lost four games in 2022 and three in 2023.

If this is the case, Ole Miss specifically with quarterback and offensive guru Lane Kiffin at the helm could be appealing to Knight whose only goal according to is to “win a state championship,” In an article written by Mike Stacey.

If this mindset continues in the college ranks in wanting to win championships, then Ole Miss seems to be a better fit than the Irish for Knight who may be trending downward.

Wherever Knight ends up, remember this name in a few years and do not be surprised if he is breaking records and winning championships in college football.