Alan Knott Likes the Offense

You can add Sandy Creek (GA) offensive tackle Alan Knott to the list of Georgia prospects receiving early interest from college programs. Playing for one of the top programs in Georgia, Knott's junior season performance has attracted attention from many of the top schools in the region, and has already earned him his first verbal offer.

"I think I've come pretty far as a tackle," Alan Knott told GoJackets.com over the phone. "My coach does a really good job with the offensive line, but I'd still like to improve my pass blocking."

While Knott knows that there is still room for improvement in his game, college coaches have seen enough skill and potential to initiate recruiting contact with the talented junior. Although Southern Miss is currently the only school to extend a scholarship offer, Knott is also hearing from coaches at Georgia Tech, South Florida, Duke, Nebraska, Georgia, Florida State and UCF.

Living in close vicinity to Atlanta, Knott has had an opportunity to visit Georgia Tech for a pair of games this season. He has enjoyed the atmosphere at Bobby Dodd Stadium and says that he also likes the approach that the Yellow Jacket staff is taking in his recruitment.

"I went to the UNC game and the Clemson game so far this season. The atmosphere in the stadium was really alive, especially during the Clemson game. The way that they recruit is very organized. I like it there."

In addition to talking to the Georgia Tech coaches, Knott also receives an occasional recruiting pitch from his high school teammate Will Adams, who is a 2012 Georgia Tech commit. "He talks about Georgia Tech every now and then. I went with him to the Clemson game. He encourages them, but he doesn't really push me towards them too hard."

Knott says that run blocking in open space is perhaps the best facet of his game at the current time. He also says that Georgia Tech's spread option intrigues him because it allows their linemen to work in space.

"Their offense is one of the reasons that I visited for a few games. I wanted to see how their offensive line works. That's definitely one of the things that I like about Georgia Tech."

Knott is in no rush to make his college decision, and says that he will make is choice whenever the timing feels right. For the time being, it does not appear that any school is close to earning a pledge from Knott, but he will be looking for a few specific things out of a college program.

"First of all, it's going to be the education. Secondly, it will be the coaches. They are the people that you are going to be with for the next four years. Lastly, I will look at the tradition of the program."


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