One week prior to the start of the 2015 high school football season, an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in four-star Germantown cornerback Nigel Knott’s right knee.
The Dandy Dozen selection tweeted that he had an MRI on Wednesday, which revealed his injury. Knott says he will miss 8-12 weeks of the season and schedule his surgery on Friday.
Good morning everyone, scheduling surgery Friday. pic.twitter.com/p54gxA6EQb
— Nigel Knott (@nigelk09) August 13, 2015
As a junior, Knott recorded 112 tackles, four interceptions for 106 yards, one sack, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal.
Earlier this summer, the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder put his athleticism on display at Nike Football’s The Opening, recording a 46.5 inch vertical jump and a 4.38 second finish in the 40-yard dash.
Knott’s top 10 list includes Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Oregon and others. The cornerback said that he will likely make a late decision after taking all five of his official visits.
He is currently ranked as the No. 1 player in Mississippi according to 247Sports.