Brigham Looking Forward to Maryland

2012 Marist School offensive lineman Nick Brigham is looking forward to coming to College Park.

“Tenacious.”

That's how Nick Brigham, a three-star Terps commit from Marist School (Atlanta, GA), describes his game.

The 6-foot-4, 280 lb offensive lineman announced in March that he would be taking his talents, and his tenacity, to Maryland in the fall of 2012.

Brigham prides himself in his relentless style of play. “I finish every block and I never take plays off,” he said. “No matter the play I'm doing my job 110%.”

When his recruitment was still open, Brigham was drawing interest from some of the top-tier programs up and down the east coast. “Pretty much all the ACC schools were interested, along with Florida, Georgia, Auburn and Ole Miss to name a few,” said Brigham. “In the end though, the feeling I got from Maryland and their players and their staff, everything just felt right there.”

While Brigham is without question physically prepared for the next level, there are a few parts of his game that he feels he needs to work on. “I need to get more work on pass blocking,” he stated. “I play on a triple option team so I don't get to do a lot of pass blocking opportunities.” However, Brigham's not at all concerned about the transition to a completely new offense. “I'm positive that with work and practice in a natural-style offense I can pick it up with no problem,” he said. “I've been to many combines where I've watched myself improve over the course of a day so I know I can do it.”

The triple option has also proved a blessing for Brigham, who credits the unique offensive style for developing some of the stronger points of his game. “Run blocking is definitely one of my strengths since I do it on almost every play,” he said. “Our offense has made me much quicker off the ball than most lineman are and it has given me better control of my body.”

Brigham, who plays both tackle and defensive guard at Marist School, says the coaching staff at Maryland has told him he will either play guard or center when he comes to College Park. “I've always been an offensive player but I enjoy the different experience that defense provides,” said Brigham. “But I'll always feel most at home on the offensive side of the ball.”

Brigham started hearing from Maryland in late 2010; more specifically the week after Randy Edsall took over as head coach. As is typical nowadays with many Terps' football recruits, Brigham garnered interest from the Terps after being recruited by Edsall and his staff at UCONN. “Coach [Lyndon] Johnson was my recruiting coach along with Coach [Tom] Bratton but I finally committed when Coach Edsall offered me,” said Brigham. “I went on two visits. On the first visit I saw the facilities with the staff and then I committed right before my second visit which was for the spring game.”

While Brigham is looking forward to donning the flashy new Terps' uniforms, he is quick to keep his focus on his final high school season. “I'm just hoping to help us get to states and finally get a ring but I can't make any predictions yet,” he stated.

Through the first two weeks of the season Marist School was 1-1.


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