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Utahn who played two years at Liberty returning home to finish his college football career

Maisen Knight, who prepped at Judge Memorial High in Salt Lake City, is returning home as a graduate transfer and will join Utah State.

The Utah State Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs play without a crowd due to COVID-19 in Logan on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
The Utah State Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs play without a crowd due to COVID-19 in Logan on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Maisen Knight is coming home.

The Salt Lake City native, who prepped at Judge Memorial High School, is transferring to Utah State for his final season of college football.

Knight announced the news Tuesday night on Twitter, noting he was “Coming back home!”

A graduate transfer, Knight comes to Logan from Liberty, where he spent the last two seasons. This past season, Knight appeared in all 11 games, helping lead the Flames to a 10-1 record, including a bowl victory over Coastal Carolina. As a redshirt junior in 2019, Knight played in three total games.

A 6-5, 300 pound offensive lineman, Knight also played two years at Ventura College in Ventura, California — the 2016 and ‘18 seasons — and spent the 2017 season with the Arizona Wildcats. He helped the 2018 Ventura team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the CCCAA state championship game, while earning all-conference honors.

Knight is the latest in a string of transfers to choose Utah State in recent weeks, including Miami linebacker Patrick Joyner Jr., Texas linebacker Byron Hobbs-Vaughns, Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry and JUCO defensive tackle Aurion Peoples, as well as a trio of former Arkansas State players, linebacker Justin Rice, quarterback Logan Bonner and wide receiver Brandon Bowling.

There have also been a couple of players who have decided to leave the Aggies program and enter the transfer portal, offensive linemen Heneli Bloomfield and Karter Shaw.

According to reports by Rivals, both have been approached by Power Five programs, Bloomfield by Oregon State and Shaw by Minnesota.