Knights land six recruits
Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 16:01
The Knights bolstered this year's football recruiting class by adding five recruits this week.
— Cornerback Bruce Dukes (Tyrone, Ga.) committed to the Knights on Monday, turning down offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky and Mississippi State. Dukes is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals and could be an asset on defense and special teams for UCF.
— Linebacker Troy Gray (Kennesaw, Ga.) took an official visit to UCF over the weekend and committed after he saw what the Knights had to offer. Gray is a Rivals three-star prospect who had offers from Arkansas, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Virginia.
— Safety Jared Henry (Jacksonville) decommitted from South Carolina and made a commitment to UCF on Monday after taking a visit to Orlando over the weekend. Henry is a three-star prospect on Rivals.
— Kicker Shawn Moffitt (Orlando) decided to stay close to Dr. Phillips High and committed to the Knights this week. Moffitt can compete for immediate playing time next season, as kicker Nick Cattoi connected on only 57.9 percent of his field goal attempts last season.
— Linebacker Terrance Plummer (Orange Park) chose UCF after taking a visit to campus this weekend. Plummer, who picked the Knights over Big East schools USF and Connecticut, is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.
In basketball, the Knights landed a big-name recruit on Monday.
— Shooting guard Shawn Smith, ranked as a four-star prospect by ESPN, chose UCF over Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Kansas State, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and West Virginia.