After transferring to Ole Miss, former Alabama DB reportedly back in the portal
Nigel Knott’s time at Ole Miss appears to be coming to an end without playing in a game for the Rebels.
Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports is reporting that Knott is back in the NCAA transfer portal. In late January, Knott had announced he would be transferring to Ole Miss from East Carolina. Zenitz’s report notes that Knott had joined Lane Kiffin’s program as a walk-on.
Coming out of Germantown High School in Madison, Mississippi, Knott was the No. 8 cornerback and No. 66 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2016 on the 247Sports Composite. His college football career, however, has not gone as planned.
Knott signed with Alabama over 27 other offers, redshirting his first year on campus. In 2017, he appeared in two UA games, against Ole Miss and Texas A&M, but did not record any statistics. The following year, he played in 10 games, recording his first career tackle on special teams in Alabama’s game against Arkansas. Knott did not play in any 2019 games due to medical issues.
According to ECU, Knott had two years of eligibility remaining entering the 2020 season. The NCAA has stated that, due to COVID, players will enter the 2021 college football season with the same eligibility they had entering the 2020 season.
Knott did not log any snaps for ECU during the 2020 season.