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University of Miami Athletics

Jaylan Knighton


Running Back




190 lbs.




Lauderhill, Fla.

High School

Deerfield Beach

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 146 in the Rivals Top 250…Ranked the No. 5 running back nationally and No. 25 player in Florida by Rivals… Listed as the No. 88 player in the ESPN300…Rated the No. 11 running back nationally and No. 15 player in Florida by ESPN…Ranked the No. 104 player nationally by 247 Composite…Listed as the No. 10 running back in the country and No. 19 player in Florida by 247 Composite…Selected to participate in 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2019…Helped lead Deerfield Beach to the semifinals in the Florida Class 8A state playoffs…Finished the 2019 season with 1,414 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per carry, while adding 13 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns…Ended career as all-time leading rusher in Broward County history with 5,150 yards…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, Syracuse and Tennessee, among others.