The Latest on Bayside’s Nicholson

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In two regular season games, opposing coaches are staying away from Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA) star senior cornerback Demetrious “Trey” Nicholson. The talented prospect has had his fingerprints on each of the Marlins first two games, both resulting in wins.

“He’s playing well,” Marlins head coach Darnell Moore said of the 5-9, 161-pound Nicholson, who is the #3 overall prospect in TechSideline.com’s Preseason In-State Top 40. Nicholson picked off eight passes in 2009. “Nobody is throwing at him. Only one pass has been thrown his way in the first two games.”

Nicholson’s defensive prowess is well known. What may be overlooked somewhat is the impact he has on offense and special teams. As a junior, he averaged a whopping 25.7 yards per catch in totaling 850 yards receiving and 11 scores on the season. In two games this year, he has tallied seven receptions and is averaging 18.3 yards per catch.

And, in a 21-9 win against Cox last Friday night, Nicholson showed off his special teams abilities by returning a punt for a touchdown.

Major FBS programs remain in hot pursuit of the speedy Nicholson, who has yet to “officially” narrow his list according to his coach. Clemson, North Carolina (the longtime favorite), Virginia and Virginia Tech hosted the standout senior on unofficial visits prior to the start of the 2010 season.

Nicholson planned a visit to Stanford earlier in September but cancelled due to weather concerns.

“There is nothing new right now,” Moore said. “I think he’s planning on visiting UVa the week they play Miami. He told them he was visiting that weekend. He may go somewhere this weekend. I’m not sure. I’m not sure if he’ll do a lot during the season.”

A college decision, which was originally expected to come before the start of the 2010 season, may not come until the 2010 is over.

“The season is his big focus right now,” Moore said. “He has kind of postponed the recruiting thing.”

More on Nicholson’s recruiting

A recent PalmettoSports.com report has more on Nicholson’s recruitment. In this update, the Bayside star admits that he was close to committing to UNC prior to the NCAA investigation into

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