Knott Signs With Wake

For a second straight year, Wake Forest reached back into the state of Texas for a running back, this time grabbing Nick Knott out of Wylie, Texas. A 5'10, 175-pound back, Knott is leaving Texas for a unique University and some family ties.

"What I liked the most was that it was a D-I school but smaller than most," Nick Knott said. "Wake has got a Wylie feel to it, that's where I'm from, Wylie, Texas. That's the atmosphere I like and my brother is there so it was a perfect fit."

Knott's brother is current Demon Deacon freshman Chris Givens who caught 45 passes for 629 yards and a team leading 8 touchdown receptions this past season. "I talk to him a lot," Knott said. "I ask how he is doing and he keeps me up to date with what's going on there."

Although Knott may be delayed in his enrollment, he plans to join his brother in Winston-Salem down the road. "I'm looking forward to that," Knott said. "But we're totally different players and I'm definitely a running back."

"My style of running is running over people," he continued. "I like to go north and south -- really just north. My brother is more shifty and we're kind of the opposite in our styles. Ii like to show my toughness and heart and run people over."

Knott did just that this past year for Wylie. "Our team didn't do great, but I did do pretty good. I had 1,001 yards, around 7-8 touchdowns. It was a pretty stressful season losing some and it was hard on me as a captain, but we made it through and I was voted team MVP and offensive team MVP." Knott was also named a unanimous 1st team All-District selection as well."

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