Did Derek Nicholson Drop Michigan?

Linebacker <b>Derek Nicholson</b> from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. told GoBlueWolverine Magazine in August he would narrow his list of schools before the Sept. 1 calling period began. Recent reports from TheInsiders have confirmed this. GBW talked to Nicholson Sunday evening to see if Michigan made the cut.

When GBW last spoke with four-star linebacker Derek Nicholson he said he wanted to trim his list of schools before the Sept. 1 calling period began. "I'm hoping that by that time everyone will know what that five is," he told GBW on Aug. 4. A recent report from UVAInsider listed Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Clemson, UNC, and Georgia as the final teams. He did state in the report that Virginia had been dropped. Since Michigan had always been somewhat high on Nicholson's list -- linebacker is a need in this recruiting class -- GBW called to confirm whether the Wolverines had also been dropped. "Those were just the schools I could think of off the top of my head," he said. "I just talked to coach Campbell and I'm looking at taking an unofficial up to Michigan during the season. If that goes well I'll schedule an official visit for after the season."

Nicholson said he hasn't scheduled any official visits at this time and will most likely take all his visits after the season. "I'll make my decision after all my visits," he said. "Probably a week after I'm done."

The 6 foot 0, 228-pound Nicholson is off to an impressive start this season. His Mt. Tabor Spartans are 7-0, outscoring opponents 204-66, including a 37-6 win over Halifax Friday night -- Halifax was the first team to score on Mt. Tabor in three games. Nicholson has been a big part of the stubborn Spartan defense. "I'm not sure exactly how many tackles I have but it's up around 90," he said.

Mt. Tabor hosts Grimsley this Friday.

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