The camp will commence on Thursday, February 15th and conclude on Wednesday, February 21st.Based at St George’s Park, the camp will consist of intense training.Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Jesse on selection.City Women face Sunderland on Saturday, February 10th. Tickets are available here.
Nigel Knott didn’t expect it to happen this fast. Not after injuries limited playing time his first two years of high school football and only one season under his belt as a starter.His recruitment blew up after coaches got ahold of his junior film – highlights that included 112 tackles, four interceptions and 16 pass break ups, making him Mississippi’s hottest defensive back prospect in 2016.Since the beginning of January, the Germantown product picked up 14 offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Oregon. He now has 23 to his name.“It was definitely a surprise for me to be blowing up over that small period of time,” Knott said. “My dad always told me that I had to wait for my time and I guess that’s now.”A spring filled with track meets, skill camps and 7-on-7 tournaments with his Mississippi Grind team has left little time to focus on his recruitment. As the offers keep pouring in, Knott is concentrated on visiting as many campuses as he can to better understand the recruiting process and prepare himself for a decision down the road.“I think what I’m going to do it take all of my (unofficial) visits this summer, head into the season and try to have a final five and then after the season, take all of my officials and go from there,” he said.Today, Knott is visiting Alabama. This week, USC, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Oregon will stop by Germantown to watch spring practice. During the summer, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback will camp with the Crimson Tide, LSU, Florida State, Tennessee and Oregon.Those are just eight of the schools he’s considering. With no plan to narrow his list any time soon, the cornerback’s views his offers from national programs, especially those on the West Coast, as a way to validate what he’s been able to do in a limited amount of time.“It tells me that I’m known worldwide,” he said. “There’s not much more work I need to put into it but there are things I need to focus on when it comes to the game. With those schools, I need to go on a visit out there because I’m pretty much blind because I don’t know a lot about them.”That’s the case with Oregon, Knott’s self-proclaimed “dream offer” he picked up on March 17. The corner plans to visit Eugene this summer.Despite his national profile, Knott hasn’t lost sight of his ties to in-state programs. His father, David, played safety at Ole Miss. His sister attends Mississippi State.But just because he’s been to a number of games in Starkville and Oxford over the years, Knott says it doesn’t play a factor in keeping him at home.“With the in-state schools, I’ve been hearing from them for a long time so I kind of know what to expect out of them,” he said. “Right now the schools I’m visiting out of state, I really like them a lot more. Some people say it should be that way with the schools in-state but that just doesn’t really matter to me.”In late March, Knott again turned heads at the Nike’s The Opening regional event in New Orleans. There, he was awarded camp MVP honors and recorded the highest vertical (44.7 inches) and SPARQ rating (125.49) of any regional participants, earning him a trip to Oregon to compete at The Opening in July.“I’ve been training for (The Opening) for about two or three years. I told the people at D1 (Sports Training in Madison) that I really wanted to go there. I know that (former Ole Miss commit) Ronald Walker went and some of the guys from Callaway, so why not me?“I actually felt like I didn’t do my best but I’ll get one more chance to do it when I get there. That’s all I’m hoping for.”