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Knott picks the SEC
Posted Jun 10, 2012
Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) three-star OG Alan Knott committed to South Carolina Sunday night.
landed its second offensive line commitment from Georgia in as many days when Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) three-star commitment
gave his pledge to Shawn Elliott.
Knott first informed Elliott on Facebook of his intentions then gave the Gamecocks' o-line coach a call around around 9:15, according to his father, Tommy Knott.
Knott has had a top two of South Carolina and
for some time, but chose the Gamecocks over the Tar Heels, and other suitors, including ECU,
, primarily due to the appeal of the SEC, according to his father.
"He's been thinking a lot about committed to South Carolina in the past week," Tommy Knott said. "And he wants to play in the SEC. He really likes the coaching staff and feels like he's going to have a great opportunity to win a national championship, so he wanted to go ahead and pull the trigger."
Tommy Knott says that the family will visit Columbia either Thursday or Friday to tour the campus again.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound prospect is rated the No. 66 OG and a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
"He was just leaning towards the SEC, he feels like that's the best conference in football," Tommy Knott said. "That's where he wanted to play, so that's what it basically came down to."
Alan Knott was at a team camp and was not available for comment.
He is the No. 17 commitment to the 2013 class for the Gamecocks.
"We're ready to be South Carolina fans," Tommy Knott said.
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