South Carolina football has a player on the first watch list for the upcoming season.
Gamecocks center Alan Knott was named to the Rimington Award watch list on Monday. The award is given annually to the nation’s top center.
A 6-foot-4, 274-pound senior, Knott started for the past three seasons, making 29 in all. He is expected to anchoring the middle of an offensive line that is looking to take steps forward with a potentially solid overall offense in 2017.
Other SEC players on the initial Rimington watch list include Frank Ragnow of Arkansas, Austin Golson of Auburn, Bradley Bozeman of Alabama, Colton Prater of Texas A&M, Sean Rawlings of Ole Miss, Will Clapp of LSU and Florida’s T.J. McCoy.