Immokalee, Fla., four-star cornerback McIntosh Nicolas has been missing in action the last few weeks because his team was knee deep in the state playoffs. However, after a loss this past week, Nicolas said he’s now beginning to turn his attention toward recruiting more and more.
“I’m definitely starting to think about it more,” Nicolas, ranked as the nation’s No. 82 player and the No. 7 corner by Rivals.com, said.
“We lost this past Friday, and I’m not too happy with it. But I do have a chance to be happy now that I’m focused on my recruiting.”
Nicolas has already visited Michigan State and LSU back in October. Next on his visit lists are trips to Pittsburgh on December 12 and Florida. His visit to The Swamp has not been set up quite yet.
Nicolas said he’s excited about his upcoming visit to Pittsburgh.
“I like the way they run their offense,” he said. “Unlike other teams, their offense is built around receivers. They’re recruiting me for offense, and that’s kind of what I want to be in college. Others like me on defense, but at Pittsburgh I could come in and be a part of an impact offense.”
But the Panthers do have some ground to make up.
“I’d probably say that Michigan State is the leader now based upon the two visits, and I’m probably leaning their way,” Nicolas said.
“But I still have to take the other visits and see what those schools have to offer. I’ll take those visits in mind when I think about a decision for sure.”
Nicolas said he’s still also getting regular calls from Miami and Florida State, but it’s more likely that South Florida or North Carolina will get the final visit from him.
“Florida State and I have kind of a rocky relationship,” Nicolas said.
“They call me every week now, but they didn’t call me a lot early in the process like the other teams. Miami keeps asking about me coming for a visit, but I just don’t see me being with them.”