September 24, 2010

Nicholson takes first official visit

Rivals250 cornerback Demetrious Nicholson took his first official visit this past weekend. The 5-foot-11, 167-pounder made the trek across the country to check out Stanford.

"He did visit Stanford this past weekend," Bayside head coach Darnell Moore said of Nicholson. "He enjoyed it. Things were a little different than he was used to.

"He liked the way things were organized there. He especially liked the guy recruiting him, the defensive coordinator (Vic Fangio). He thinks he's doing a good job recruiting him. He liked Coach Harbaugh too."

Next up for Nicholson is an official closer to home.

"He's going to visit Virginia when they play Miami (October 30th)," he said. "That is an official to Virginia.

"Of course the education is one reason he's looking at them, but he likes and respects Coach London and the staff. He likes the opportunity they present to play early and not just at one position."

No other visits are set at this time for Nicholson, although Moore confirmed he is still eyeing North Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson and Virginia Tech for other visits.

"He's going to visit North Carolina and may visit the others," he said. "He isn't thinking much about recruiting though. He's just concentrating on the football season right now."

Nicholson has helped Bayside to a 3-0 start as he has posted eight receptions for 112-yards, one punt return for a touchdown and five pass breakups.

"Mostly teams aren't throwing his way, but we're going to fix that by moving him around," he said. "I have seen a big improvement in terms of Demetrious' leadership. He also is taking on the challenge and doesn't want anybody to catch a pass on him, let alone a touchdown. He's become more aggressive.

"We had some college coaches watching our drills a couple weeks ago and they were ecstatic about him and they thought he had shown the best man coverage they've ever seen in high school."

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