Oregon picking up efforts with Knott

Madison (Miss.) Germantown cornerback Nigel Knott talks about the one school he’s coveting an offer from and what’s on-tap in the coming weeks with his recruitment.

Oregon is entering the sweepstakes for four-star Madison (Miss.) Germantown cornerback Nigel Knott. Knott, a Scout 300 prospect and the top corner in the state of Mississippi, holds offers from the likes of Florida State, Alabama, USC, LSU, Oklahoma, Michigan, UCLA, and both Mississippi State and Ole Miss among several others.

Recently, Knott has been in contact with Ducks secondary coach John Neal and it sounds like Oregon likes what they see on film from the 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back.

“They told me I was a great athlete and great in coverage,” Knott said. “And basically just from watching my film they want me to come there. They’re just taking their time and doing their research.”

Still in the background check stages Knott is awaiting a scholarship offer, but he has received an invite to camp with Oregon during the offseason which he told eDuck he has accepted.

Knott said that Oregon is the only school he’s coveting an offer from. In a fun twist to the story, Nigel has a connection to Oregon in his father David, who played under Neal when Neal coached at Ole Miss, which could be an advantage for Oregon. Knott said he’s open to playing anywhere in the country so long as it’s the right fit.

“Wherever the school is, it doesn’t really matter to me as long as I want to go there,” he said. “Me knowing Coach Neal and him also coaching my dad is also just a plus.”

Interestingly enough the program that is recruiting Knott the hardest also lies on the West Coast in UCLA. Outside of camping at Oregon, Knott intends to camp at Alabama, LSU and Tennessee this offseason. In fact, next weekend he will embark on a road trip of the southeast to check out a number of interested programs.

“I’m going to be headed to Tennessee, then from Tennessee to North Carolina,” he said. “While I’m there I’m going to visit Duke, NC State and UNC. Then I’m going to check out Wake Forest and Clemson and then I’m going down to Georgia.”

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