Alabama picked up a huge commitment from four-star cornerback Nigel Knott, setting the Tide up for a big week ahead of Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
In an exclusive with Bleacher Report, Knott released a video announcing his commitment and thanking those along the way.
“Some people didn’t think I could make it back, but I’m not here for those people,” said Knott, referencing his torn meniscus that caused the All-American corner to miss time at the start of last season.
Knott went on to thank his coaches, parents, friends and teammates for helping him along the way, before dramatically announcing: “For the next three-to-four years I’ll be attending the Unviersity of Alabama. No Questions.”
Knott, the nation’s No. 7 corner and No. 62 nationally, hasn’t left much of anything to question about his game, injury aside. The 5-11, 175 pound corner’s athleticism is well documented, and he put on a show earlier this month at at the Under Armour All-American Game.
Alabama currently sits at No. 8 nationally in USA TODAY Sports’ National Composite Team Recruiting Rankings, behind SEC foes such as LSU, Ole Miss and Florida. The Tide are being considered by many of the recruits that have still yet to decide, and could make a run for the No. 1 spot after the conclusion of Wednesday’s National Signing Day.