Alabama defensive back Nigel Knott announces he has entered the NCAA transfer portal
Nigel Knott’s promising career never took off in Tuscaloosa and it appears the veteran defensive back will try his luck at a new school in 2020.
Entering the 2019 season, Alabama believed Knott’s playing career had come to an end as Nick Saban made this comment on the junior defensive back during the first week of the season.
“The medical staff decided it was not in his best interest to continue to play football,” Saban said in reference to Knott back in early September.
Knott was expected to be a second-team player for the Crimson Tide’s defensive backfield last season before being medically disqualified. However, soon after the regular season ended, Knott announced he had been medically cleared to continue playing football.
However, it appears he won’t be continuing his career in Tuscaloosa.
Knott shared this news on Monday:
“I am blessed to have played football for the University of Alabama. I have decided to enter the transfer portal.”
While it should be noted that entering the NCAA transfer portal does not guarantee a player will leave a program, it is the first step in that process and allows for other programs to contact the player regarding a transfer.
Before arriving in Tuscaloosa, Knott played in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game and was rated as a four-star prospect out of Madison, Miss.