"When I went to the game, I was really impressed with I saw," he says. "Just being in the stadium, it was really nice to be there."
In addition to a good first impression, Knott also continues to hear positive things about MSU.
"I've heard a lot about it and how good of a program it is," he says.
One of the coaches responsible for informing Knott of MSU's past, present and future is tight ends coach Mark Staten.
Of him, Knott says:"He's a really nice guy, and he knows what he's talking about."
It's not just Michigan State. Knott says Army recently offered a scholarship and plenty of other Big Ten Schools are interested as well.
Knott also plays baseball, so conflicting schedules could keep him from attending more summer camps than he wants. He says he'll likely make two or three, but "it's going to be a little hectic."
Right now he is keeping an open minded welcoming any team that shows interest. He says he'd like to take the recruiting game slowly, but could be in line for an early decision.
"Most likely," he says. "It depends on what kind of offers come over the summer and the next couple of weeks.
"If I get enough offers and I have a school I really like by the end of summer, I'll probably commit then. If I don't ... I'll probably wait until after the football season."