"Yeah, I am taking an official visit this weekend to Nebraska," Nickens said. "I have been offered a spot as a recruited walk-on."
Nickens is a standout offensive lineman for Alliance (Nebr.) which is a Class B school. Nickens was an all-district and all-state selection and is currently 6-foot-6.5 and 286-pounds at the moment and ran a 5.19/40 his last time out.
"I started out the year at left tackle, then I went to right and then ended the season back at left. I can play either and it doesn't really matter which side I play on.
"I think that I have pretty quick feet and I am a pretty good pass blocker. I am also a good run blocker. I wouldn't say that I have one for sure strength over any of my other strengths."
Nickens was holding offers for financial assistance to come and play football from other schools. He went to Nebraska-Kearney for an official visit and picked up an offer.
"I went down to Kearney the other weekend for an official visit and they offered me a scholarship. Then, Barney Cotton called me after that and asked me to walk-on down at Lincoln. I figured I would walk on."
Hands down, Nebraska is the most followed and popular school in the state with the division two and NAIA schools of the state sometimes losing players that they have offered scholarships when Nebraska asks players to walk-on.
"My dream has always been to play for Nebraska. I would love, if it could happen, to go farther than just playing in college. I know that they offer that opportunity, plus the chance to run out in front of 80,000 fans is amazing. I am willing to work to get the scholarship."
Besides Kearney, Nickens said that Chadron State, Peru, Northwest Missouri State and Wayne State said that they would both offer on an official visit.