2025 4-star QB Deuce Knight commits to Notre Dame

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton09/18/23


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Lucedale (Miss.) George County four-star quarterback Deuce Knight has committed to Notre Dame.

He chose the Fighting Irish over the likes of Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas A&M.

Knight is the No. 39 overall prospect and No. 3 QB in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

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“I was big on always being Notre Dame’s No. 1 priority from the start,” Knight told On3’s Hayes Fawcett. “That really meant a lot to me. They were always straight up with me. I was always Coach [Marcus] Freeman’s guy. He was involved in my recruitment big time more than any head coach. I feel like Notre Dame is the spot where I can succeed on and off the field just because they can compete for a natty every year and still be top in academics.”

Knight is expected to visit South Bend this weekend ahead of Notre Dame’s nationally-ranked matchup against Ohio State. It will be his third trip this year, as he made visits in April and at the end of July.

“Location doesn’t matter to me and it is Notre Dame, one of the best in the country on the football and school side,” Knight said. “Notre Dame is an independent program, but they play top teams, they play big games and Notre Dame is still going to play in the college football playoffs. I like Notre Dame because of what they are as a program and because of the people up there. Coach Freeman, Coach Gino Guidugli and Chad Bowen all recruit me and they are great guys.”

Knight is Notre Dame’s highest-ranked quarterback commit per the On3 Industry Ranking since Gunner Kiel in the 2012 class. The Irish are up to three commitments in the 2025 class, as Knight joins Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit running back Justin Thurman and Miami Palmetto defensive lineman Davion Dixon.

During his sophomore football season, Knight completed 111 of 174 passes for 1,780 yards with 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He also added 488 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 54 carries.

Knight has an On3 NIL Valuation of $222K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.