Four-star CB talks Tigers

CLEMSON - After signing three cornerbacks in the class of 2010, Clemson looks to add one more in the class of 2011. CUTigers has the latest on this four-star junior corner from Virginia Beach who plans to visit Clemson in the near future.

CB Demetrious Nicholson Profile

Bayside High School cornerback Demetrious Nicholson currently sports 12 offers, including one from Clemson, which came his way just a few weeks ago.

CUTigers recently caught up with Nicholson, who ended his junior season with 28 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and nine interceptions an 33 catches for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense.

"I guess my name kind of got (to Clemson) somehow," he said. "They came up to my school one day. I've talked to coach (Billy) Napier. They watched my film, analyzed and offered me.

"They have Tajh Boyd. I grew up with him, so I guess he put in a word for me."

Picking up an offer from Clemson was a thrill for Nicholson, who's watched the Tigers a lot over the years.

"I definitely wanted to hear from Clemson. I've always liked Clemson. I never knew much about them. But I always liked them as a football team," he said. "I like to watch them play. They play aggressively."

Nicholson said he's looking forward to heading to Clemson in the next few weeks for his first visit to Tigertown.

"I want to try to go down there sometime for one of their spring practices or the spring game. I'll probably try to catch one of them," he said.

Over the past few weeks on the spring recruiting circuit Nicholson has visited North Carolina, Rutgers and Virginia. He considers the Tar Heels and Cavaliers among his favorites.

"They're real convenient schools—close to home. I've visited there, but my options are still open," he said. "I want to go visit some more schools so I can compare each school."

Nicholson plans to commit before his season begins this fall, but won't do so unless he's 100 percent sure of where he wants to go.

"I want to go ahead and enjoy my senior year and play football without having to worry about what school I'm going to, making a decision and having that on my brain," he said.

Nicholson is 5-9.5 and 165 pounds. His other offers include: West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Stanford, Louisville, Duke and Rutgers. All suitors are recruiting him to play cornerback Top Stories