The road was long and winding but Madison, Miss. native and former 2016 Alabama signee Nigel Knott has made his way to Oxford. The Under Armour All-American snubbed the in-state Rebels five years ago for the Crimson Tide despite overtures from then-head coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels’ staff.
Knott had a host of notable Power 5 offers coming out of Germantown High School in 2016, choosing Alabama over the Rebels and Auburn, Cal, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Southern Cal, Tennessee, and Texas A&M among several others.
Once he arrived in Tuscaloosa, though, he redshirted his freshman year and played in a total of 12 games while battling nagging injuries.