At the beginning of July lineman Brandon Nicolas said one Big Ten school, Ohio State, was among his top five choices. Is he still looking at the Buckeyes and where does Ohio State now stand?
"He's absolutely looking at Ohio State," Nicolas' father Ron Nicolas said. "Ohio State is in his top three."
"Ohio State, UCLA, and Notre Dame are his top three. And probably Colorado's in there too."
"I think he's kind of cooled on Arizona State."
"All of them offered except Notre Dame to my knowledge."
"Making a decision either before the season or very early in the season is still the plan. I think he's still maybe 30 says away from deciding."
The 6-foot-5 and 260 pounder from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei was conference lineman of the year his junior season. Nicolas is the Rivals100.com number 25 strongside defensive end prospect and has a three star rating.
Nicolas had 14 tackles for losses his junior year including five sacks. He also started at offensive tackle.