Notre Dame football QB commit takes 'alpha dog' title in tournament

Notre Dame commit Deuce Knight shines at OT7 camp, reinforcing his top quarterback status amid rising interest from rival schools.
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Just in case there was any question as to why the Notre Dame football team has been fighting so hard to keep Deuce Knight in the fold, the quarterback commit demonstrated his talent once again earlier this week.

Knight showed off what he can do, and how well he can do it while competing some of the best recruits in the country. That’s both good news and bad news for the Fighting Irish. Some analysts and fans are becoming increasingly worried the Golden Domers are losing their grip on Knight.

His performance isn’t going to stop other schools from coming for him. However, if he sticks with the Notre Dame football program, it will be more impressive when he signs on the dotted line. His profile could get even more larger than life by the time signing day arrives in December.

Notre Dame football commit impresses again at OT7 camp

Overtime's OT7 Finals continued Saturday as pool play for the three-day 7-on-7 wrapped up at the Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay. Knight was among the players who dazzled as the camp closed shop.

While he wasn’t the only prospect to show up and look good, he was the top quarterback. Knight won the “Alpha Dog” award at his position. 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins delivered a scouting report that should get Notre Dame fans very, very excited about his eventual stay in South Bend.

“The No. 8-ranked signal caller in the Top247 led the Coastline Stars to a 3-0 record on the day and was sharp from start to finish,” Ivins wrote. “He was at his best when looking to attack the intermediate levels of the field and connected on a half dozen or so out-breaking routes with precision. Knight was also quick to remind everyone he's an extremely gifted athlete, producing a pair of long gains with his legs after escaping the blitz. The dual-threat talent out of Lucedale (Miss.) George County can certainly be streaky as a passer, but he brought his A-game as we unofficially had him going 37 of 46 passing for 350 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.”

While that report might make some worry that schools like Ole Miss are going to come even hard after Deuce Knight, it’s worth pointing out that another prospect that was with him at the Irish Invasion last weekend said he’s never seen the quarterback without Notre Dame football gear on.