Nicholson Favoring UNC

After attending North Carolina's Junior Day on Saturday, Demetrious Nicholson has a clear leader.

"Since I've been to North Carolina and I've actually gotten to see what's going on there, I like them," Nicholson said. "I'm sure once I start visiting other schools, everybody will be in the mix. But since I've learned about North Carolina, they're probably the leader right now."

UNC was the first school to offer Nicholson a scholarship. Since then, seven other schools have offered the 5-foot-9 cornerback from Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside, including Duke, Maryland, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

Despite owning a leader, Nicholson isn't close to making a verbal commitment.

"I was looking towards committing before next football season starts so that I can go ahead and get it out of the way," Nicholson said. "But if I'm not comfortable with making a decision at that time, I'll wait. I don't want to commit too early and then miss out on some other schools that will come in and have something better for me."

Saturday's junior day played a major role in UNC becoming Nicholson's leader.

"I had a pretty good time there actually," Nicholson said. "I wasn't expecting it to be how it was. From the outside looking in, you couldn't tell the stuff they have. But seeing it yourself will change your whole mind."

The junior day was Nicholson's second visit to Chapel Hill. He camped at UNC last summer.

"This visit, I actually got to learn about how it would be when you come into college," Nicholson said. "I learned about their program they'll put you on when you come [to UNC]… We got to ask the players any questions we had."

Also, Nicholson was given sneak peek of UNC's new uniforms.

"They have three new sets of uniforms coming out," Nicholson said. "That's attractive to high school players, because we like to look good on the field. Teams like Oregon, they get a lot of kids because they're attracted to all the uniforms they have."

At lunch, Nicholson received an opportunity to speak to Everett Withers, UNC's defensive coordinator, and Troy Douglas, UNC's defensive backs coach.

"I knew them from the camp already," Nicholson said. "[Saturday] I got to sit down with them in a little film room. They showed us some of the things they do in practice. They do a lot of ball drills."

During the film session, Butch Davis made sure to exchange pleasantries with Nicholson.

Nicholson's visit concluded with the UNC-NC State basketball game, which was actually the first college sporting event he's ever attended.

"That was amazing," Nicholson said. "…That was one of the best experiences of my life… It was a very hyped game, really. I had a good time."

Outside of UNC, East Carolina is the only school Nicholson has visited. He attended the Pirates' camp last summer.

Nicholson's next school visit is scheduled for the first week of March with Virginia Tech.

He plans to attend several camps this summer and said UNC is the only definite destination.

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