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Smyrna's Will Knight, who holds Delaware high school's all-time career rushing record, announced he will transfer to the University of Delaware.

The running back spent his freshman year at Division I-FBS Old Dominion, where he played in four games, making him eligible for a red-shirt to maintain freshman eligibility.

In those four games, Knight showed glimpses of his talent that haunted Delaware opponents, rushing for 118 yards and a touchdown, while catching 7 passes for 95 yards.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Knight thanked his now-former teammates.

"First and foremost, I would like to thank the coaches for the opportunity that I was blessed with. I am forever grateful. For my brothers, I would like to thank you for taking me in as if I'd been there forever. We had moments that brought us closer together and that nobody but us could understand. I felt this one having to do what was best for me and my future. Thank you ODU family."

"With that being said I will be further [sic] my career academically and athletically at the university of Delaware. I'm coming home! (This is for you Bro) #ForeverLiveBobo"

The messages references Will's brother Wade, who was killed in a crash just hours before Will signed his letter of intent to play at Old Dominion.

Will's move to Newark re-unites him with quarterback Nolan Henderson, who helped guide Smyrna to their first two state championships in school history.

Knight rushed for 6,490 yards and 99 touchdowns, and caught another 20 during his record-smashing career at Smyrna. He also scored 222 two-point conversions out of a Wildcat formation the school called the "Earthquake."

He'll compete with Delaware's leading returning rusher DeJoun Lee (606 yards) and Andre Robinson for playing time.

WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Sports Director. National Sports Media Association's Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2013).