Like turkey at Thanksgiving, you can never have enough depth up front on either side of the ball. Knox not only will supply Texas with that in a few years but will also dramatically increase what at least on paper has to be considered one of the strongest positions of this program moving forward.
The Longhorns scored big in 2013 with the commitments of Darius James, the No. 1 center in the country; Jake Raulerson, the No. 3 offensive tackle; and Kent Perkins, the No. 6 offensive tackle.
Not only are they three of the best linemen in 2013 but they fit the mold of versatility that Texas offensive line coach Stacy Searels loves to have at his disposal.
By the time Knox gets to Texas, he’ll join those three who will either be going into their sophomore seasons or coming off a redshirt campaign.
There are a lot of highly-touted names in that list who will have the luxury of blocking for three of the Big 12’s best backs in Johnathan Gray, who will be a junior in 2014, and would-be seniors Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron.
It’s hard to say what Texas’ quarterback situation will look like at that time with so many options available. Regardless of who it is, the quarterback of choice should have some game experience under his belt, which only bodes well for cohesion across the board. That unity should be at its strongest on the offensive line with players like Knox coming into the fold.
This might not do the Longhorns any favors with the other 2014 offensive tackles they’ve offered -- Cameron Robinson (West Monroe, La./West Monroe) and Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./Olathe South). But Texas should be able to live with that, and the thought of what Knox's addition will do to what should be an impressive group of 2014 Longhorns linemen.