Alabama defensive back Nigel Knott will resume his football career in 2020, but it won’t be with the Crimson Tide.
According to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Knott has decided to transfer to East Carolina.
Since he recently graduated from Alabama, Knott will be eligible to play immediately per the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining once he joins the Pirates football program.
College football has been quite a ride for the once-prized recruit from the Crimson Tide’s 2016 recruiting class.
Knott missed the better part of the last two seasons with Alabama due to medical issues, and it was believed that his football career would be over after Nick Saban declared him unable to be cleared to play prior to the 2019 season.
But that all changed in December when Knott announced on Twitter that he had been medically cleared to resume his football career.
If the 2020 college football season goes on as planned, Knott would be in line to see some action against an SEC opponent on Sept. 12 when the Pirates travel to Columbia to play against South Carolina.
Knott last played for the Crimson Tide in 2018, when he appeared in 10 games.