After a relatively late start to football, Canadian offensive lineman David Knevel, a has turned into one of the nation's top prospects. A "Next Man In" honoree for the 2011 IMG ALL-MADDEN Team, Knevel was recently featured on Scout.com:
When considering offensive lineman David Knevel (Brantford, Canada/Pauline Johnson HS/Class of 2013), the word potential screams out. At six-foot-eight, 290-pounds, Knevel is already beginning to attract recruiters from division one programs. Here is a closer look at David Knevel.
âI've learned so much in my development training at the IMG Academy football program. It was my first experience learning zone blocking with read steps and learning to split the crotch of my defender with a power step. It was critical in allowing me to have an edge on my counterparts in Canada when I competed for selection to all-star teams, because I knew the technique when they were being taught. It was an easier transition to pick up the terminology and tempo,â Knevel stated.
David played well leading up to his 2010 season but pays respect to theIMG Academy football program FootballAcademyfor a visit made to strengthen his game.
There will not be many, if any, better athletes along the offensive line this recruiting season thanDavid Knevel. A fluid athlete with great footwork, David possesses all the tools to be a successful offensive lineman at the next level.
David began playing football at age 14 in Canada and started football at a sheer six-foot-six, 240-pounds.
âThey immediately put me on the line on both sides of the ball,â Knevel commented. âI enjoyed playing from the start. I can remember going through team drills where I end up with the ball in my hands and run people over. It was good I showed that ability because I wasn't able to tackle anybody.â
David played competitive hockey from age 6 to 15 when according to him, his size became a deterrent. He's happy he found football.
âIt's a fun sport,â Knevel added. âIt's the best team sport, and nothing beats really good camaraderie. It's a good way to make friends, and I'm happy with how football has shaped my high school experience.â