Knott Liked What He Saw in Knoxville

Tennessee sends mail daily to this top 2015 target. Butch Jones and his staff got the Scout 300 prospect on campus recently and the Vols will likely see him there again...

Nigel Knott is one of the top cornerbacks in the country this cycle and he has been on the road quite a bit this year.

One of the schools he visited was Tennessee and the visit couldn't have gone better.

"It was my first time to Tennessee and it was great," said Knott. "Neyland Stadium is huge and that is all I thought walking up to the visit. That really stood out to me. Meeting the coaches in person was a great thing about the visit too. It was all very nice."

The size of the stadium that has those checkerboard end zones caught Knott's attention as did the facilities, but it was the personal connection he had with the coaches that meant the most to him.

"The coaches being family-oriented was very big for me. I got to sit down with them, I got to know them, and that was big for me in the recruiting process.

"I got to speak with Coach [Willie] Martinez about the defensive backs, how he wants me, and he talked to me how I can do everything he looks for in a defensive back. Just the time with the coaches was big for me.

"How the coaches were with me and the time I had with Coach Martinez was a big part of the visit."

A current player for Tennessee came in and played very early in his career and that is Cameron Sutton. Knott has spoken with Sutton and the opportunity Sutton had appeals to the four-star cornerback out of Madison (Miss.) Germantown.

"I have talked with Cameron and he told me how Tennessee gives you a chance to play right away. He started as a freshman and I hope to as well, so what he had to say was big," said Knott.

No school has jumped out to the lead for Knott, but the Vols definitely have his attention. A decision is likely to come after the season according to the 5-foot-11, 171 pound Scout 300 prospect.

"I am just going to keep looking at Tennessee and I like them like I do other schools right now. I plan to get back for another visit."


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