DeCarlos Nicholson has come a good distance in a 12 months. The previous Petal (Miss.) Excessive College quarterback transitioned to the collegiate stage with Mississippi Gulf Coast Group College in 2020 with some success on the recreation’s most essential place.
Lengthy and athletic at 6’3″, 195 kilos, he made the transfer to defensive again within the spring and now a sophomore at MGCCC. Because the change, a bevy of faculty soccer applications need to see him transition to the Energy 5 stage within the secondary.
Nicholson picked Kentucky in the summertime.
“Once I went on the market I favored it,” he mentioned of Lexington. “I am making an attempt to begin my very own factor in Kentucky, quite like everyone else going to Mississippi State or Ole Miss.”
In fact the in-state applications have not slowed within the chase for Nicholson’s signature, a course of set to be finalized through the Early Signing Interval in mid December. Florida State has lengthy been within the combine, too.
Ole Miss hosted the switch prospect for a go to over the weekend.
“It was enjoyable,” he mentioned. “I bought to see lots of people I, grew up round or grew up with, play. And do good, they gained. It was fairly good seeing how their program is. They let me know I haven’t got to go any additional to succeed. Play within the SEC from the house state.”
Nicholson singled out cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckley as one of many main promoting factors for the Rebels. He mentioned “T-Buck” is the assistant coach he has drawn closest to, with Florida State’s Marcus Woodson thereafter.
“Coach (Marcus) Woodson, he is from Mississippi, too,” Nicholson mentioned. “They’re simply hitting me up on a regular basis, checking in on me and my household’s and stuff. It would give them an opportunity to see what they’ve to provide. They’re the one one that actually caught it out with me.”
An expertise on the Tallahassee program is about for this weekend, an official go to with rival Miami on the town. The planning of the journey to see FSU up shut had loads to do with the opponent on this case.
“Miami is my dad’s group, too,” he mentioned. “That is why I picked this recreation for the official. I need to see how they coach and be in conferences to see how it’s. I went there unofficially, however was solely there for a number of hours. I need to see how they play, to see the atmosphere and the way the followers are.”
Extra of an LSU fan than one of many Egg Bowl applications rising up, Nicholson will see the Mississippi rivals compete within the rivalry recreation this Thanksgiving. However Mississippi State will get an official go to after that time, too.
“I went there in the summertime, however my dad and mom have not been there, so I need to see what they give it some thought,” he mentioned. “And I am prepared for the Egg Bowl, to see one in all their recreation day atmospheres. I have never been to a recreation up there.
“This 12 months they’re each (Ole Miss, MSU) doing actual good. It is good to see each of them headed in the correct path. They’re each within the house state, they’re each SEC, and that is the very best convention in faculty.”
With 4 very contrasting choices to take into account, Nicholson aticipcates using the subsequent month to make sure of his choose.
He calls the dedication to Mark Stoops, the pinnacle coach he talks to essentially the most, “robust.”
The battle just isn’t but over, although.
“Stuff I’ve bought to take into consideration, pray about…I am searching for a household really feel, someplace I may be comfy at,” he mentioned. “A spot that may develop me at nook and get me to the league.”
Nicholson, who registered 19 tackles in 2021, will signal a Nationwide Letter of Intent on December 15 and enroll at his college of selection in January as a junior faculty switch. He ought to have three seasons of on-field eligibility remaining.