Knox decommits from Gators' 2014 recruiting class


Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12:07 a.m.

Benjamin Knox's anticipated exit from Florida's 2014 class finally took place Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive tackle from DeLand decommitted from the Gators after not hearing from the staff in more than a month.

"I think they stopped recruiting me," he said. "I called them once or twice, and they didn't answer."

Knox picked UF at its Junior Day on Feb. 16 but told The Sun in April he was 55 percent solid and would likely back off his pledge if Florida landed another prospect at his position.

Knox struggled when he worked out at UF on June 15 and was one of only two commits who didn't speak with Gators coach Will Muschamp at the camp. The other, New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine offensive guard Joseph Paul, is also gone from Florida's class, which now has 14 members.

Knox lists Louisville as his leader and plans to make a decision on signing day.

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