One of the best players on the JUCO level is Mt. SAC defensive back Donte Nicholson (6-2, 210, 4.4). “We play him at safety but he can play corner,” Mt. SAC head coach Bill Fisk said. “Donte is that good of a player.”
“Nicholson is a great hitter with a high football IQ,” Fisk said.
Oklahoma where Nicholson visited back in October has a slight lead for his services because that is the only school he has visited and he was very impressed by what he saw.
USC is recruiting Nicholson the hardest and at one time there was a rumor that he was headed to Troy. USC feels that Nicholson would be an impact player who could come in and start right away. The word is the Trojan staff has made Nicholson a priority due to SC recruit Darnell Bing’s academic status.
Nicholson signed with Washington out of high school and the Huskies are also very much in the hunt. Nicholson has a November visit scheduled to ASU also in November.
The fact that Nicholson graduates in December and will be able to participate in spring ball only increases his recruiting value. Nicholson also has 3x2 eligibility and that also enhances his recruitment.