Although the Wildcats have suffered through a tough start to the season, they have not seen players jump ship. Last year they lost two quarterbacks in the first six weeks alone. Other than a walk-on or two the roster has remained steady. That is until Tuesday when a little used reserve left the team.
According to sources close to the program fullback Paul Nichols
has left the Wildcat football team for personal reasons. He is not expected to return.
Nichols was recruited for his versatility and toughness but never really grasped the system and saw limited action. He saw time against Utah and Cal but did not record a catch or a rush.
He was supposed to play H-Back and fullback for the Cats but the Cats have chosen to go more with starter Pedro Limon and powerful halfback Gilbert Harris.
Nicholls is one of two spring JC transfers who have left the program. Receiver B.J. Vickers was ruled academically ineligible prior to the Utah game.