In fact, U-M recruiting coordinator Chris Partridge reached to Knott recently, and the interest back in Michigan has been mutual.
“I’ve watched out for them every once in a while,” said Knott, who stars for Madison (Miss.) Germantown High. ”I have seen them play. I’ve watched them and stuff like that. It was nothing too big. I talked with the coach have seen some of [Michigan’s] videos on Youtube. I just haven’t seen anything in person. I don’t know what the campus is like. But once I check it out, I might like it from there.”
And when Knott does visit Michigan, he says know exactly what he’ll be looking for on his visit.
“I definitely want to get to know people around there and check it out and see how everybody is,” Knott said. “What’s the family like and stuff like that.
“I can see all the things in football. Everybody can see all the things in football. I got there to see the things you can’t see that you to experience in person. I would like to sit down in school room. Also check out the dorms. Most facilities outside of football and see how great the campus is and stuff like that.”
And if the Wolverines were to offer?
“It would mean a lot,” Knott said of a potential Michigan offer. “Because it’s Michigan. And I never thought I would be recruited by Michigan. Everything started in my recruitment at the beginning of my junior year. But, yeah, I’m still very neutral. Everybody that talks to me, I’m just not very used to it.”
Currently, Knot says North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisville, Michigan State and Ole Miss are recruiting him the hardest. He has already been on visits to Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. He also noted he has upcoming visits to Tennessee, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
Knott is currently the No. 25 CB and No. 251 overall player in the Scout 300.