Nicholson Impressed By Visits, Names Top 4

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Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) junior Demetrious Nicholson has surpassed the double-digit mark in terms of FBS official scholarship offers. The 5-9, 165-pound cornerback has not visited many schools, though he recently attended junior days at two ACC programs, North Carolina and Virginia.

Nicholson’s first trip was to UNC, which happened to be the first school to extend an official offer. North Carolina has been high on the Bayside star’s list throughout this process and the visit only helped.

“The North Carolina visit was my first real visit to any college, for one,” Nicholson said. “I had a pretty good time there. I liked their facility. I talked to the players and they answered any questions I had. The coaches stepped out of the room, so it was just us and the players talking. I got to go see a basketball game. I got to see what their plans were for me.”

When making these visits, Nicholson wants to get a feel for how he fits at each school, how he fits into the football program and what the social atmosphere is like. He says he “felt good overall on all those areas” at UNC.

“I had a good feeling being there. I felt welcomed,” he added.

Nicholson’s next college visit was to Virginia on March 6. In Charlottesville, he seems to have gotten a good feel for the coaches, especially head coach Mike London and primary recruiter Chip West.

“When I was talking to the coaches, it seemed like I knew them before I even went there,” Nicholson said. “They are from around this area. They just relate to the Virginia players more, if that makes sense. I had a great time there also. North Carolina was more about having fun. UVa is more historical sites. There is a lot of history going on there. That’s part of UVa. I had a great time at both places. They were both pretty tight.”

London, Nicholson says, “seems really genuine. He is down to earth. He talked to us about life outside of football, and that gained some points with me. He said football comes to an end sometime. He broke down life and then put football in it. He is a smooth talker. He wants to be more than just a coach to you.”

Nicholson, a former high school teammate of 2010 Virginia signee