Big Junior Lineman Planning to Visit Auburn

Class of 2013 football prospect Alan Knott talks about football recruiting in this report that includes junior season video highlights.

Tyrone, Ga.--Alan Knott, a class of 2013 offensive lineman from Sandy Creek High, said he hopes to visit Auburn this weekend to check out the program where two of his teammates signed to play college football earlier this month.

Will Adams, a tackle who started on the side opposite Knott, and wide receiver Jaquay Williams signed with the Tigers on Feb. 1st.

"I am going to try to be in Auburn on Saturday, but if I can't make it I am going to come over to watch one of the spring practices," he said.

Standing six-foot-five, 270 pounds, Knott has one early SEC offer from South Carolina, an ACC offer from North Carolina and a third offer from Southern Miss. He is also getting interest from other colleges such as Auburn after starting on one of the top high school teams in Georgia last season.

"It went great last year," he said. "We were 12-1. We got knocked out in the third round of the playoffs, but it was a really good season."

Lining up at both left and right offensive tackle, Knott said he likes playing on either side. "I feel comfortable at either one," he noted.

Asked what he is looking for in a college, Knott said, "First of all, the coaches and the players already there will be something I consider in my decision.

"Also, the players who are being looked at in your recruiting class will be a factor, too, because those are the people who will be your family for the next four years. Also, I am looking for a college that has a major that I am interested in."

Knott said that sports management or electrical engineering are two of the possibilities for a course of study in college.

The lineman plays just one sport at Sandy Creek. When he hits the field this spring he said that he plans to concentrate on his footwork. "That helps you with both the run game and pass game," he pointed out.

As a junior he said that his strength as an offensive tackle was his run blocking. "I don't like stepping back and waiting on them," he said. "I like hitting people."

Before he graduates high school, he should pack an even bigger wallop when he makes contact. "My growth plates are still open the doctor said, so hopefully I will get a little taller," the junior noted.

Asked for his take on how his Sandy Creek High teammate, Adams, will do as a college offensive lineman at Auburn, Knott said. "He is a really, really aggressive guy when he is playing. I think he is the kind of guy who is going to be good at hitting linebackers and crashing down on people. He has also got really, really big feet. I kind of admire his feet."



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