Nicholson Has "Great" Penn State Visit

Penn State hosted Monroeville (PA) safety Montae Nicholson for an unofficial visit last weekend, and the Nittany Lion coaching staff certainly made him feel welcome. Nicholson discussed his trip with FOXSportsNext.

Penn State hosted two of the top Monroeville (PA) Gateway prospects last Saturday, in defensive backs Anthony Davis and Montae Nicholson. While Davis picked up a Nittany Lion offer on the visit, Nicholson received his earlier.

At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, Nicholson is high on the priority list for the Penn State coaching staff, and they made sure the player understood that.

"My visit to Penn State went great and I enjoyed being around the coaching staff," Nicholson stated. "It was very informative in terms of their academic system, and their weight training program. The coaching staff told me how they plan to use me, and let me know how much I was wanted."

"They see me as a safety in their defensive scheme," he added. "I spoke to all the defensive coaches and they explained everything to me, how I would also play special teams my first year as well as competing for time at safety. I was very impressed with their knowledge of defensive schemes."

With lower numbers, Penn State explained how careful they have to be in recruiting the right type of player for their program.

"They never pressured me to commit, but they did explain the situation they're in with numbers and the type of person they're looking to recruit," he stressed. "They did say they would prefer to know early just how interested I am in Penn State."

"I'm definitely going to be back there in the spring," Nicholson said. "Coach (Anthony) Midget is going to be in my school later on this year when the evaluation period starts. I know Coach Midget is new, but he was a cool guy and was pretty laid back. I can definitely see myself playing for him."

Nicholson is approaching 20 total offers, but he is not ready to cut his list down at all, or name any favorites at this time. He did admit that Penn State is near the top of all his offers.

"I'm still considering all my offers at this time, and nobody has been eliminated," he noted. "Penn State is at the top of my offers, and if I did put out a favorite list right now they would be right there at the top with a few others."

"I just want to say that I will definitely be considering Penn State highly, even after I do make some cuts to my list," Nicholson concluded.

In addition to Penn State, Nicholson also holds offers from the likes of Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, Pittsburgh, as well as many others.

Scout Football Top Stories