One of the top prospects in the junior class, Rivals250 four-star Montae Nicholson is gearing up for the offseason. The defensive back from Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway already has more than ten offers from schools like Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland, Rutgers and others but it is still too soon for Nicholson to pick any favorites.
"It's early," said the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Nicholson. "I still have a ton of research to do on each school. I haven't narrowed it down yet.
"I get things in the mail from Indiana, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, USC, Stanford, Oregon, Wisconsin and Georgia and I keep in touch with them," he said. "I know that each of them are interested in me but I'm not really looking for a specific offer."
Nicholson has already started taking trips to see some schools.
"I have visited Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State," said Nicholson. Over the summer, I went to Rutgers with my 7-on-7 team. Each visit had different strengths and weaknesses but overall I really liked all of them.
"My mom and I are scheduling visits right now but there aren't any that I specifically really want to go see," he said. "At some point I'd like to go see Notre Dame."
Other than visiting schools, Nicholson might go compete at some camps during the spring and summer.
"I might come out to some camps," said Nicholson. "I'm not sure if I'll be participating but I definitely want to go support my teammates."
Last season, Gateway went 9-2, losing in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs.