Rivals100 ATH staying the course
Montae Nicholson is one of the most coveted players in the country, but the athlete from Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway is taking his time.
"There's nothing really new going on lately," said the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Nicholson.
"I've been talking to coaches. I was supposed to go to Penn State's spring game but I couldn't make it because I had a track meet. Other than that, everything is going smoothly."
Nicholson's former coach, Terry Smith, is now an assistant at Temple and Delvon Randall and Brenon Thrift, Nicholson's teammates, just committed to the Owls. Does Coach Smith being at Temple make them a viable option for Nicholson?
"He (Coach Smith) is recruiting me hard," he said. "He has a little bit of an advantage because he was my coach and he knows me better than everyone else. Now he is just like everyone else advocating for their school."
Nicholson has close to 30 offers from heavy hitters such as Penn State, Michigan, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Ohio State and plenty of offers. He says he is keeping in touch with most of them.
"I'm talking with Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford and Michigan," Nicholson said. "I talk to a lot of schools over Facebook. It's been tough getting coaches on the phone because of school and track and other things. I will be making some calls here soon because some schools are coming to see me in school.
"Pittsburgh and Michigan State came in last week," he said. "This week Vanderbilt, Michigan and Temple are coming by. That's the few that have told me they are coming."
Nicholson has such a busy schedule at school that it is difficult for him to plan college visits.
"I don't know where my next visit will be," said Nicholson. "We're trying to work around my track season right now and then my brother and sister's track seasons during the summer."
The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour hits Pittsburgh on April 28.
"I'm just going to go against new competition, have fun and get better," he said. "I've been to a lot of 7-on-7 camps but not many that will be like this. I want to better myself and to try to perfect my skills. I'm definitely going there to get better."
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