Former Alabama DB Nigel Knott returning to SEC West
Nigel Knott is returning to the SEC West.
The one-time Alabama defensive back announced his commitment to Ole Miss on Wednesday via his Twitter account.
“I want to thank everyone who has been recruiting me. Without waiting any longer I have decided to come home to be a Ole Miss Rebel. Son of Team Captain David Knott Ole Miss Legacy,” Knott tweeted, adding hashtags #GoRebs #OleMiss #HottyToddy #SEC.
Knott heads to Ole Miss from East Carolina, where he did not take a snap in a Pirate uniform.
Coming out of Germantown High School, 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. He redshirted in 2016, working on the Crimson Tide’s scout team. 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 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 players will enter the 2021 college football season with the same eligibility they had entering the 2020 season.