The 6-7, 200-pound small forward from Norcross, Ga., has never been to the Centennial State and openly admits he doesn't know much about Colorado.
"Really, the only thing I know is Denver is in Colorado," Nickerson said. "That's why I'm taking a visit out there and to see what the experience feels like."
Nickerson is sure to know more than the state capital when he heads home from his visit to Boulder.
Nickerson has an offer from the Buffaloes, along with Richmond, Charlotte, Wichita State and Western Kentucky. The 3-star recruit has also been talking with DePaul, Miami, Alabama, Florida State and UTEP.
The whole CU staff has been involved with recruiting Nickerson, though he mentioned assistant coaches Tom Abatemarco and Mike Rohn by name.
"We have a good connection," Nickerson said.
With little knowledge about the state of Colorado, it's not where the Buffs are, but where they will be — in the Pac-10 — that has Nickerson wanting to learn more about the school and take his official visit.
"Really, the location is not a big deal with me," he said. "Wherever I go my mom will move to the major city in that state. I've been growing up always watching the Pac-10 whenever I have the chance."
The Pac-10's style of play, which Nickerson describes as controlled up and down with a balance of running and half-court sets is something he likes.
"Getting up and down the court is really my strength right there," Nickerson said.
Nickerson already has one official visit under his belt, a trip to Charlotte last weekend, and another to Richmond is planned for mid September. After his visit to CU, he plans on sitting down with his mom, weighing his options, then figuring out if he wants to take any other visits.
"Sometime in the October or early November (I'll make my decision)," Nickerson said. "Before the high school season starts so I'll have less stress to worry about during the season."