According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Alabama's Nigel Knott is transferring to play football at East Carolina. Knott received his degree this semester so he will be eligible to play immediately for the Pirates. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Knott missed the entire 2019 season due to "medical issues" that arose last summer. Coach Nick Saban announced in September that Knott did not receive clearance from the medical staff and therefore was forced into a medical redshirt year.

Knott was a four-star prospect out of Madison, Mississippi in the class of 2016. He played 12 games for the Crimson Tide in two seasons after taking a redshirt his first year. He recorded one tackle during his time at the Capstone. His father, David, played safety at Ole Miss.

Knott tweeted out in December that he had received medical clearance to return to playing football. He entered the transfer portal shortly after and has now found a new school to finish his football eligibility.

The source of Knott's medical issues were never announced, however we wish him well at his new school and hope for success his final two seasons.

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