Those three schools currently sit atop his list and he describes why he favors each one.
Duke: "I like the prestige of the school and their academics."
Georgia Tech: "I really like where they are football wise now and they have a really bright future. They also told me I have a shot at early playing time."
Vanderbilt: "I was really impressed by their campus and the people there. I really like the players a lot. They're all real cool and down to earth."
Nicolai visited the Vanderbilt Commodores last week.
"Roddy Jones and I drove up to Vandy and we spent the day with Coach Carter. He showed us around campus. They're working real hard to get a lot better and I actually got to sit in with the tight ends at their position meeting. Talking to their players was the coolest part."
Chamblee is primarily a run oriented offense and Schwarzkopf is usually called on to block.
"My favorite thing to do is block but if we throw more next year like were planning, I really want to work on my hands and my route running. I'd like to snag 7 or 8 touchdowns. I averaged 3 or 4 pancakes a game last year."
Academics will be no problem for him and he is already fully qualified.
"I took the SAT in January and scored a 2000. I definitely want to take it again and try to get better. I'm in the National Honor Society and I have a 3.73 GPA. It's a possibility I could graduate in December but I have not really thought about it too much just yet."