It’s a big week for junior Demetrious Nicholson , who is currently basking in Bayside’s (Virginia Beach, VA) 21-17 opening game win over Green Run. Nicholson, like juniors all across the country, is checking his mailbox this week for official offer letters from FBS programs. The 5-11, 165-pound prospect expects at least two offers in the very near future.
“While I was at practice [yesterday], a coach from North Carolina called and said they are sending one scholarship to my house and one to the school,” said Nicholson, who earned a verbal offer from the UNC staff earlier in the summer. FBS coaches are not allowed to extend official offer letters until September of a prospect’s junior year. “Virginia Tech verbally offered me during the summer, so I’m also expecting something from them.”
One of the top defensive prospects in the state of Virginia’s 2011 class, Nicholson is viewed as a shut-down cornerback. He showed off his abilities this summer at camps at UNC and Virginia Tech, which is how he earned verbal offers from those two programs.
Nicholson certainly is happy to be a high-major FBS recruit.
“I first knew I was on that level after I went to camp at UNC and the coaches loved what I did,” Nicholson said. “They all talked to me throughout the camp. That really boosted my confidence. I’m excited about it and I’m waiting for those letters.”
Nicholson doesn’t plan to wait until his senior year to commit, but for now he is not thinking too much about the recruiting process.
“I’m open now,” said Nicholson, who has not scheduled any unofficial visits for games. “I know it can get kind of overwhelming if I get a lot of calls. I just have to be ready to go through it and to answer any questions.
“I think I’ll wait until the summer before my senior year to commit. So, when I’m a senior, I wouldn’t be worrying about where I’m going to school.”
Primarily a defensive player last season, Nicholson, who boasts sub-4.5 speed in the 40, will see action on offense and as a kick-off returner this season. He’ll continue to start at corner, where he started started since his freshman year.
He didn’t see much action come his way on the defensive side last...
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