Four-star quarterback Deuce Knight is on the move again. After transferring to Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy before the season, Knight is transferring back to Mississippi.
Tom Kreager of The Tennessean first reported the transfer.
“It was a family deal for him,” Lipscomb Academy head coach Kevin Mawae told The Tennessean. “He did everything we wanted him to do. It had nothing to do with football, it had everything to do with him wanting to be with his family.”
Knight played three games with Lipscomb Academy. He went 1-2 during that span. Knight finished 25-of-37 passes for 237 yards in his debut for Lipscomb Academy.
Before transferring to Lipscomb Academy, Knight played for George County in Mississippi. As a sophomore, he completed 121-of-196 pass attempts for 1929 yards with 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. On the ground, he ran for 488 yards on 58 carries.
Knight has emerged as one of the top targets in the 2025 class for Tennessee football. The four-star ranks as the No. 70 prospect in the nation, and the No. 5 quarterback. During his time in Tennessee, he ranks as the No. 3 quarterback in Tennessee by 247Sports Composite.
There’s currently one crystal ball in 247Sports, projecting Knight to Notre Dame.
Knight was in attendance for the Vols’ opener in Nissan Stadium. He watched as Tennessee defeated 49-13.
“Obviously, everybody here understands how important the mid-state, this area is, first of all, just our fans base, our alumni that are here, but also on the recruiting side of it,” Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said. “So a great, unique opportunity to open it up the way we did this season here in Nashville.”
Knight was teammates with current Tennessee Football commitments Kaleb Beasley and Edwin Spillman at Lipscomb Academy. They defeated Briarcrest Christian 42-20 for its first win of the season Friday night.