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Defensive back Kevin Knowles II signs with Florida State

Who trying to mess with Hollywood Knowles?

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Kevin Knowles II, a five-foot-10 168-pound cornerback from Hollywood, FL, has officially signed with the Florida State Seminoles:

Knowles II committed back in May:

Knowles becomes the seventh commit in the 2021 class for the Seminoles. Knowles is not the first ’Nole from McArthur, as former Florida State and Pittsburgh Steeler Bryant McFadden attended the Hollywood school. Knowles has two sisters currently attending FSU, making this a true family affair.

He also held offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, and Penn State Nittany Lions, among others.

Here’s how we scouted him back in May:

Knowles utilizes loose hips and quick feet combined with good long speed to run with receivers on various routes. He lives in the hip pocket throughout his clips. When he finds himself out of phase, he always fights to get to the ball.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: “he plays with an edge.” Well, Knowles plays with an “edge.” What that edge is or where it comes from, I don’t know, but he’s fierce. He’ll fit in nicely at FSU alongside some of the all-time “dogs” who’ve played corner.

From his FSU bio:

DB | 5-11 | 175



Four-star prospect ranked as No. 25 cornerback nationally and No. 62 overall prospect in Florida by ESPN…rated as No. 47 cornerback in America and No. 83 prospect in Florida on 247Sports Composite…scored three touchdowns at wide receiver during his senior season which featured only four games…earned first-team all-county and second-team All-Broward 8A-6A honors after grabbing five interceptions and making 25 tackles, including 3.0 for loss, as a junior…key defensive piece helping Mustangs win eight games and advance to second round of 7A state playoffs…made 39 tackles, two interceptions and three pass breakups as a sophomore to help McArthur claim district title and advance to state playoffs.