Clemson stands out to 4-star CB

This four-star defensive back is set for a visit to Clemson, likely as soon as this month.

Bayside High School cornerback Demetrious Nicholson has plenty of offers to choose from and talked to on Friday about where he'll visit in August and then for officials during the season.

"I just got back from the Gridiron Kings down in Florida and I think I did pretty well against those top-end guys," Nicholson stated. "All of the receivers down there were really good and they were the toughest guys I've ever had to go up against. I was playing in the nickel spot which I've never done before because I'm also covering the best receiver for our team and in tournaments, but it was a great time.

"I'm planning on seeing some practices in August that I can drive to like North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Clemson and West Virginia somehow," Nicholson explained. "I was going to go down to Friday Night Lights, but I went down to Gridiron Kings instead because they paid for our flight and all, so I did that instead."

A lot is going on at North Carolina, a school that Nicholson has had at the top of his list for a long time, however he is waiting to see just as many of us are if the actions of individuals will impact the entire program.

"I really think it's more of an individual issue than a team issue and I want to see how it plays out to see if they have any restrictions because if they do, I don't know if I'll like that too much," Nicholson said. "Without restrictions, they're definitely one of my top schools, so I'm definitely hoping nothing happens right now."

"Tech, Clemson and UVA are standing out to me as well, but I haven't been down to Tech to see the campus, so I need to get down there and take a tour first obviously."

Nicholson also talked about how his officials may unfold in the fall.

"I am thinking of taking an official to Stanford on September 4 because we have a bye week that week and I might check out Michigan, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson and those other schools I always talk about as well. I just have to figure my officials out, but Stanford is definitely going to be one of them. I actually just talked to their coaching staff the other day to firm that up."

Nicholson finished his junior season with 28 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and nine interceptions. He also had 33 catches for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns.

He also was named first-team All-District at both wide receiver and cornerback and has been nominated for Player of the Year. Top Stories