Blue-chip class of 2025 quarterback Deuce Knight is transferring to Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy for his junior high school football season, the Lucedale, Mississippi native announced on his Twitter Sunday night. Knight is one played his first two high school seasons at George County High School in Mississippi.
“I want to take a moment to announce I’ll be attending Lipscomb Academy for the upcoming year,” Knight wrote. “I would like to take the time to express my appreciation and gratitude to everyone at George County High School from the administration staff, teachers, coaches teammates, and classmates who made my time at George County a great one.”
Knight ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 78 player in the country in the 2025 recruiting cycle according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-4, 195 pound prospect ranks as the No. 5 quarterback and becomes the second highest rated player in the state of Tennessee in his class.
Brentwood Academy quarterback George MacIntyre is the only player in the state of Tennessee ranked higher in the 2025 class, coming in as the nation’s No. 13 player and No. 2 quarterback according to the 247sports composite rankings.
Knight has long been a Volunteer target, taking four unofficial visits to Tennessee during his recruitment including two in 2023. The blue-chip quarterback has only visited Ole Miss (six times) more while taking two trips to Notre Dame and a visit each to Mississippi State, Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama.
Lipscomb won the TSSAA Division II-AA State Championship a season ago posting a 13-0 record with out of state wins over Milton (Georgia) and Thompson (Alabama) and instate wins over Knoxville Catholic and CPA.
However, it’s a year of transition for Lipscomb Academy. Head coach Trent Dilfer left the school to become the head coach at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Former Tennessee Titan star and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Mawae is the Mustangs new head coach and the challenge is only getting bigger for the Lipscomb program.
The Mustangs are moving up a classification to Division II-AAA— the highest private school classification in Tennessee. Knight, Beasley and Spillman will now compete against MacIntyre and Brentwood Academy, Montgomery Bell (MBA), Ensworth McCallie and Baylor for the state title.
Tennessee’s 2025 recruiting class currently contains one commitment— three-star Georgia cornerback Shamar Arnoux.