Nicholson Likes BYU

Garrett Nicholson is a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback prospect from West High School in downtown Salt Lake City. Nicholson attended BYU's football camp last summer, and the Cougar coaches must have like what they saw in the senior-to-be. After helping West to the state playoffs, Nicholson started to draw looks from other programs, and he is hopeful that even more interest will come.

"BYU is definitely my favorite so far," said Garrett Nicholson. "They're my favorite since I know so much about their program. I've been down there a lot and I know the coaches and like them. They have a great coaching staff."

Nicholson's parents recently met with BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, and shortly thereafter their son receiver a scholarship offer. It was his first offer and remains his only offer, but he is hopeful that others will come his way.

"I like BYU a lot, but it's really early and I just want to see what other offers may come before I decide to commit," said Nicholson.

One school that has expressed serious early interest is Colorado. The Buffalos extended an invitation to Nicholson to attend their junior day on the 19th of March. "I'm really excited for that," said Nicholson regarding his impending trip to Boulder.

In the meantime, Nicholson has an unofficial visit scheduled to BYU this Tuesday for which he is very excited. Nicholson wants to use that time to get to know the team even better while learning more about the Cougar football program.

"They told me that I'd probably be able to see the team workout," said Nicholson. "I'm excited for that. I like BYU a lot, and I'm sure I'll have fun on my trip down there."

Although BYU has come forth with an offer, Nicholson is yet to hear from the University of Utah and some other local schools. Another out-of-state school that has taken interest in Nicholson is Louisville. The Cardinals sent Nicholson some informational letters and expressed their interest in him.

Nicholson is in no hurry to decide as he recognizes that signing day is almost a full year away. He also does not have a timetable for making his final decision. "I have some time, and we'll just see what other offers come in," said Nicholson.

Although his interest in BYU is high, Nicholson is not LDS. He stated that he is comfortable with and very familiar with BYU's standards and the LDS culture. Nicholson will compete in track in the 100 and 200 meter sprints hoping to improve on his speed, which is in the 4.5 range for the forty.


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