Milton Knox (5-8, 203) signed with UCLA out of Los Angeles Birmingham High School in 2008 after a tremendous prep career. He redshirted in 2008 and played sparingly mostly in the “wildcat” package in 2009. Despite having a good spring, he looked to transfer this season for an opportunity for more playing time.
He named Fresno State and Utah as his top choices after obtaining a release to talk with potential schools last month. The Utes showed early interest. But they asked him to walk-on, which wasn’t an option.
On Monday, Knox visited Fresno State. “I loved it,” said Knox. “I liked everything about it. I can see myself as a Bulldog.”
But more importantly, Bulldogs head coach Pat Hill offered him a scholarship, a rarity for D1 transfers under Hill.
“I just want a chance to play and Coach Hill kept it real with me. I love that. It’s all I can ask for.”
Knox must sit the 2010 season to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements. He will have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2011.
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