Nicholson Blown Away by ASU Visit

He's one of the most coveted JC prospects in the country. Up until recently, it seemed that Oklahoma was the clear-cut leader for his services, with Oregon and Washington slightly behind. Funny how a visit to Tempe changed matters in a hurry.

"I was very impressed by the atmosphere." says Donte Nicholson about his trip to ASU, "I really liked the whole environment – it's like a family. The players get along real well with the coaches, and also with the other players. That's real important for a Football team…It was just a surprising visit. I wasn't expecting all this."

The five star safety from Mt. San Antonio Community College, who is eligible to enroll in the spring, listed other aspects of his visits that he was awed by. "The best part of the visit was the stadium and the weight room. They were just unreal. All of the facilities were great. I had a real good time with (ASU cornerbacks) Coach English." So how does all of this Tempe experience change his favorites list? "ASU is at the top of the list right there with Oklahoma." Nicholson who only has two years to play two seasons in naturally looking for a school that he can play right away. Thus, the Sun Devils 4-2-5 scheme, which calls for three safeties on each down, in naturally another strong point of attraction.

These days the safety has been busy entertaining various coaches for in-home visits. In the past 48 hours Washington, USC, and Oregon have already paid a visit. ASU and Arizona plan to do the same this week. Nicholson will take an official visit to USC this week, followed by visits to Washington and Oregon. "I plan to make a decision after all my visits, but I could make a decision earlier."

ASU has entered the Donte Nicholson sweepstakes in a very strong and convincing (and perhaps surprising) manner. Time will tell if they will still hold dear to the safety's heart in the next few crucial weeks.

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