As the starting quarterback at Pike County since his junior season, Nickson has racked up impressive numbers and accolades. As a junior he tossed for 2300 yards and 30 scores as a junior. He also rushed for 600 yards and 12 additional touchdowns. So far this season he has thrown for 1,200 yards and rushed for another 600 yards.
The dual-threat quarterback was an All-County and All-State selection following his junior season. He also was a nominee for the Class 3A Player of the Year.
However, his abilites don't stop there. He also plays safety, where he is currently his teams third leading tackler and has recorded two interceptions to date.
ITV spoke with Nickson recently about his recruiting and how Louisville stacks up against the numerous other programs seeking his services.
While Nickson is open, he is in the process of setting official visits.
"Coach Whitt asked me about coming up there a couple weeks," said Nickson. "I don't have a specific date set yet, but I might come up there on January 14th."
Nickson, who currently holds a 4.0 GPA and is fully eligible, has already started doing his own research on the University of Louisville.
"The name Louisville is enough really," explained Nickson about why he plans on making an official visit to the Belknap Campus. "I really want to see the campus and the stadium and get a feel for what it's like up there. I've also started looking at [U of L's] academic programs and it looks good to me."
At 6'1, 200-pounds and 4.6 40-speed, Nickson has the athletic ability to make an impact at a number of positions and would most likely have a great opportunity to see plenty of early playing time if he were to choose to become a Cardinal.