5-9, 165-pound cornerback Demetrious Nicholson is an important piece on a Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) defense that is allowing an average of only 9.5 points per game. The speedy standout junior has gotten the attention of college coaches and is drawing interest from a number of FBS programs. Currently, three FBS programs have come through with official scholarship offers.
“Duke has offered, and so have Stanford and UNC,” Nicholson said.
UNC was the first program to offer Nicholson, who was excited to receive a full scholarship for one main reason.
“My mom,” he said. “She’s a single parent and I’m the only child, so I like to make her proud. Getting the first offer was a monkey off my back. My mom was real happy about that. She almost cried.”
Alabama, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Virginia and Virginia Tech are the programs sending letters to the talented prospect. Virginia Tech verbally offered Nicholson following a solid performance at Tech’s July 11th camp earlier this year, but so far an official offer has yet to come.
“Coach Beamer told me I he was offering me a scholarship. The defensive backs coach also told me,” Nicholson recalled. “They didn’t tell me when. It really doesn’t matter. I know they are going to come through sooner than later.”
A 3-year starter on the varsity level, Nicholson is seeing much more action on the offensive side of the ball this season. He has done well and has come through with two very big games in particular. In one game, he hauled in four receptions for 121 yards and a score. In another, he had two receiving touchdowns with one of those going for 99 yards.
“It’s going pretty well, actually,” Nicholson said of his performance on offense. “I’m getting the ball more than I thought. I’ve been a big factor in the offense. I’m not the only factor, though. When we go to play teams, there is not just one player to focus on.”
Nicholson continues to play well at corner, which is where he likely will play on the college level.
“I’m making more plays,” Nicholson said. “I wasn’t afraid to make plays last year, but this year I’m making more plays I wouldn’t...
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