"My family and I real excited about it," said Nichols. "What I like most about Tech is the atmosphere I saw on gameday. I really like the way the coaches coach and the intensity I saw from the team. I can't wait to be a part of it and help the program as much as I can."
Nichols has proven he is a team player at the high school level. Despite being better suited to play safety, he is playing quarterback for the Vikings. "It helps me," he explained. "It teaches me to be able to move positions and learn fast, which will help me in college. So I can play anywhere and pick it up easily."
Connor said he was getting a lot of interest from Arkansas,Memphis, Vanderbilt, and Northwestern before he committed to SMU earlier in the year. He explained what happened with SMU. "I committed too early and lost interest in them," Connor simply stated.
Nichols is the ninth commitment for the Bulldogs. He is the third commit for the secondary along with safety Michael Schrang and corner Jameriay Atterberry. Athlete Antonio Graves may also end up at safety.
Louisiana Tech has several veteran players in the secondary. Antonio Baker, Deon Young, and Shawn Simmons are all seniors. Tarence Calais, Terry Carter, Josh Victorian, and Olajuwan Paige are also veteran players in the Bulldog defensive backfield.
Nichols and Schrang are both 6'3" and good athletes. They will give Louisiana Tech and Defensive Coordinator Tommy Spangler some very good size at safety.