Tuesday, January 31, 2006

No Offers for Knox


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Crenshaw High School senior Tyquan Knox will not be signing a letter on signing day like he once thought.

"It's real frustrating. Some things happened and I got a bad deal and things weren't like what people were saying," said Knox.

"Things didn't go like I had hoped."

Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and even San Jose State have stopped calling and did not offer the 3 star prospect.

"I kind of feel like I'm getting screwed," said Knox.

"I don't know what happened, schools just stopped calling."

Knox out played hotshot receiver prospect Jamere Holland of Taft in the season opener, but still did not get the hype of other top California prospects. That was a good sign for Fresno State, where Knox was supposed to have visited back on Jan. 6. Back in October, UCLA was his favorite, but the Bulldogs were still on his list of college choices. His quote's from last October:

"UCLA is still my leader. If they offered, I'd basically commit, but then I'd like to take some visits," he said.

"They are just a good school and I have a lot of boys up there."

"I got offered by Washington just recently and Arizona offered me a long time ago. Fresno State is going to offer me soon," said Knox.

"I'm still really waiting for UCLA to offer me."

Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Back in early November Knox had an off-field incident that sent him to Harbor City's Narbonne HS. He is back at Crenshaw, now, but he missed the remainder of the season, including the playoffs. What ever the incident may be it has scared off all suitors, including Pat Hill and Fresno State. If it is a legal matter, I know Fresno State's code of conduct will not allow Hill to even offer Knox a chance to walk on, but if not, Knox is the steal of the recruiting season. He is an excellent route runner with great speed. He also excelled at defensive back, and could play as true freshman. He is that talented.

Knox is a hard nosed player in the mold of a typical Hill recruit, but better. One reason hradarw under rader was because of all the hype surrounding teammate Darian Hagan Jr.

Hagan is the son of former Colorado All-American quarterback of the same name, and is one of the top recruits in the country.

Knox must now sit and wait. If no one offers before Fall, he will have to go the JC route. I say give the kid a chance, if his incident has nothing to do with the law. He already has the attitude Hill loves to recruit.

"People haven't seen the last of me. I've got a chip on my shoulder now. You have to have one. I'll make the schools who passed up on me realize what they miss."

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

what was the incident?

Anonymous said...

He says here that he doesn't know why the football offers have stopped. However, the below L.A.Times articles says he supposedly punched an ex-girlfriend in the face outside a school function. His college football offers stopped after that. Then, he allegedly used a gun to rob a 17 yr old girl and her boyfriend and was arrested. Just before he was set to go to trial, the victim's mother was shot & killed outside their home.

He says here that he's getting railroaded and makes like he is a victim. The article says, however, that he has had problems with students and faculty ... that even school officials are afraid to talk about him.

Yep ... sounds like a really nice college prospect that deserves a chance. I'm sure colleges would love to have a guy like that ... somebody who supposedly beats women, robs couples, and where witnesses get shot & killed outside their home. After all, his arm tattoos show how humble he is ... he calls himselfs "God's Gift". Yep ... I want that guy at my university really quick.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-witness19-2009oct19,0,5725774.story

Anonymous said...

In regards to UCLA..he says.."I have a lot of boys up there". Talks like a typical thug gangbanger

Anonymous said...

I HOPE THIS BOY GETS LIFE IN JAIL...HE DERSERVES IT ....I BET AFTER THE PUBLISHING OF THE ARTICLE IN LA TIMES MORE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHOW UP//TO SAY HE HAS ROBBED THEM...

Anonymous said...

San Quentin is gonna turn him into a real wide receiver! And he's taking on (or in) all takers! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

He's gonna do a lot more felching than catching up at the big house!

Anonymous said...

Man Fuck Ya'll....U Dont Knw Shit About Wats Goin On And U Dont Knw Him.....I Went To School Wit Him And Ya'll Truly Cant Say SHit If U DOnt KNw Him....Thats My Boy SO Get A Life And FUCK OFF!!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this young man has caused a lot of misery for others, but with this latest charge of murder, he and his mother will now experience some of the same...

Mother is in denial about her son, but mother, son & son’s girlfriend should all serve prison time...

BGNW said...

Well after this incident, any and all sports offers etc. will completely stop and subsequently his dreams will dry up too. He is too great a risk and this scandal will “never” leave him (even if he is found innocent). 10/20/09

Anonymous said...

To the poster who wrote "I Went To School Wit Him!" Apparently you also didn't learn much in school!

Anonymous said...

He caused Mrs. Lark & her daughter to move from place to place like nomadic wanderers; something he, his family or friends never felt. The wheels of justice may turn slow, but in this case it ‘will’ turn. He will deeply regret his arrogant & brutal behavior.

Anonymous said...

Many have read the Los Angeles Times article (Oct. 2009) on Knox; a situation that will end badly for him. He was going down the criminal path earlier when he was transferred to another school for his "off field incident" of physically striking a girl.

Knox’s mother should have sought medical help or a pastor for him back then, and now she will spend the remainder of her life in sorrow over the actions of her sick son. No NFL glory for him!

What a shameful, sorry mess.

Anonymous said...

What a loser.. He deserves what ever he gets coming to him! How could he.. how can his mother condone it? Ain't no way in HELL one would want him to represent their University... he sounds real pompous, like he above the law are some thing.. Hahahaha to you Mr Knox... cuz your attempt to be heard officially made you the laughing stock of Crenshaw High. So much for your legacy... your a loser.

Anonymous said...

In light of what has happened. It would behouve Fresno State to take down this blog. It is obvious that our schools have failed our children (Crenshaw High and it's "Gifted Magnet") and now the California State University for letting the children of our Community down by keeping inflamatory retoric on the web. This situation where a child is so desperate that he or she would kill to "succeed" is morally reprehensible. Surely, our mentors at Crenshaw High School let these children down, regardless of the blame we lay on the parents. "Succeed at all costs".... These poor children, how can we blame them? This is a sad commentary on our society at large and the pressure that is put upon youth.

Anonymous said...

dude was the mauice clarett that never touched the field

I heard of him in LA aint nobody cared of him and he aint no big time nothing the teachers that say they scared to speak on him might not even know about him just heard

because if he was really this john gotti type of person he wouldve got a better getaway driver than his girlfriend LOL that rite there shouldve told him it was a bad idea if all them supposed "boys" werent down to drive you and they all hooded out what make you think a honor roll UC scholarship girl would be a better choice

to be fair i can see his innocence tho if the girl was obsessed with him she couldve had the murder setup without his knowledge and thought that it would be a great idea to impress him but his nfl dreams are gone and unless he moves to a different country his innocence doesnt even matter like what career will he be able to obtain

Anonymous said...

Tyquan Knox states "People haven't seen the last of me. I've got a chip on my shoulder now." This clearly shows his true nature; that of being a smug, loose cannon with no self control over his thinking or speaking processes.

It's unfortunate, but he wouldn't have made it through a disciplined college life...11-11-09

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine what Ms. Lark's daughters, son & sister is going thru. I pray for healing of their deep deep sorrow.

I'm 50+ & my mother & sister passed away over 20 years ago from natural causes but I "still" occasionally cry for them, missing them so. The Lark & Slider family will always live with the fact their mother/sister was "murdered."

I commend Mr. Slider for trying to protect his family, and also to Keeairra’s parents. I saw the video where the parents tried to get their daughter to stay away from Tyquan; she simply would not listen; now look where she is...nearly 3 years in prison, looking at 4 more, the loss of a college scholarship & possibly a good future. Keeairra was book smart but heart stupid. Let us hope she will be finished with dating thugs.

Lastly, I hope those police officers that treated this case so blasé' will take the next case more seriously, and also hope some type of disciplinary action be taken against them (verbal, written, suspension, re-training, etc.), because this murder could have been prevented with a bit more diligence & oversight.

Anonymous said...

The only thing he'll be catching is from his cell mate. Pucker up those lips! And to those other morons commenting on how we don't know him... I'm glad I don't know scum like you. Enjoy a wasted life...

Anonymous said...

media is bias.. and everything is twisted... people need to refrain from posting ignorant shit especially if they dont know what the hell they are talking about. tyquan is a good guy who got twisted up in the wrong shit.. for those that are so convinced he did it find out the real facts or stop in the open trial and listen to both sides. if there is beyond a reasonable doubt and all this sufficent evidence that said he killed mrs lark and robbed miss henry he would have been convicted and sent away not still awaiting trial after it bein postponed by the distrct attorneys office for 3-4 years bc of lack of evidence. all they have is kierras dumb unrelaible ass who is hardly credible and was offered a deal to make this case go away. the sad truth is there are people who know who really killed mrs. lark but the da n lapd r only focused on tyquan

Anonymous said...

ONLY facts in this case is that detective slider is a snake, and a liar, kierra deshiell is a liar far from credible and got a nice deal for being a accomplice., none of the so called victims in the initial robbery r on the same page hardly credible, and even the witness for the murder stories r all different. and tha pamela lark was killed

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Anonymous said...

The verdict is in. Thank God. This man with a boys mind will finally get what he deserves. He not only killed a defenseless woman in front of her 2 year old grandson & 17 year old granddaughter. He ripped the seams out of a family that only wanted justice from a robbery that was committed by a monster that will never care about anyone but himself. He doesn't evan care about the family that supported him or else he wouldn't have subjected them to this. At every opportunity that presented itself this guy would continue to stare the victims family down or make hand gestures to intimidate them. No remorse at all. The Robbery- for what. This man supposedly had three vehicles. So it all comes down to greed, and God said its time to pay now.

Anonymous said...

To Tyquan's mother look Carla at what u did. U made this all happen by calling my mom you are my age. My kids had to witness their grandma being gunned down because you incited your child to get rid of these witnesses. Your a sorry excuse of a womtoddle mother. You started this, yes your son robbed my sister but you are really the one who should being doing life. He followed your lead you where the one calling my mother to see what it would take to make this all go away. Who does that when your child gets in trouble yes you support your child you do not try to make there problems go away. You taught him to fuck people over. Look at you your tired evil just a stank ass crazy bitch. You talk shit to us like we've done something to you. Bitch I don't give a shit about you I come to court to see justice. My mother was murderred by a young punk that should only be mad at you not the world. You are the one that made him all that he is. But tyquan will soon be tyquana with those big lips of his. But yes you should be locked up to. And your scandalas family really they want to fight because he was found guilty we didn't put him there you did. YOU DID THIS To YOUR SON.

Anonymous said...

Oh my bad did I mention Guilty on all four counts.

Anonymous said...

Just read the great news of the guilty verdict (7-18-2011). Good strategy by the D.A. in deciding not to use the girlfriends’ testimony for this 3rd trial. It sounds as though the girlfriend was still trying to protect this murderer...hopefully she will serve out her full 7 year sentence...plenty of time to reflect upon her sordid behavior in all of this too...

QUESTION: The news says he was convicted of murder, robbery & witness intimidation...What was the fourth charge?

Anonymous said...

I knew and worked closely with Tyquan at Crenshaw High School. He had a bad attitude and he caused much drama for students and adults there because of his dysfunctional home life. The school did not fail him. His (mother?) did. She defended all his horrible behavior which was demonstrated at every school he attended as far back as elementary school. I was a"school official" there; well-liked and respected by all the students. He was on his best behavior most times with me but I saw the damage he did first hand. He thought he was superior and smarter than everyone else. Tyquan is a sociopath. He did everything they said he did and more. To those who are defending him, you are just blind and ignorant and you don't know what you are talking about.

Anonymous said...

He will now view NFL games behind bars, reflecting on the fact that one of the players on the TV screen could have been him. His young life & superb football skills will now waste away in prison.

This is a sad case to think about and see how one (1) person’s actions have affected so many people. 9/21/11

Anonymous said...

Young people listen up - you are the sum of "YOUR" action and decision.The cowardly act of one boy does not rep the whole student body @ crenshaw hs or surrounding community.

Melvin Knox said...
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Melvin Knox said...

Free my nephew.