A.J. Nicholson Sets Notre Dame Visit

A.J. Nicholson has more than 40 scholarship offers. He's set three official visits. One of his visits will be Notre Dame. Here's what Nicholson had to say about what it's going to take to get his signature in February.

LB A.J. Nicholson 6-2 232 4.58 Winson-Salem, NC (Mount Tabor)

A.J. Nicholson is among the nations best linebackers. Nicholson is a true middle backer that runs sideline to sideline and he's a playmaker.

So far in 2001, Nicholson has 133 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and six caused fumbles.

More than 40 schools have offered Nicholson a scholarship. A.J. talks about which schools are on his short list.

"First of all, I want to say that I don't have a leader." Nicholson said. "Florida State, Miami, Texas, North Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma are the schools I'm looking at right now.

I'm going to visit Notre Dame on November 3rd, Miami on December 7th and Florida State on January 11th. I haven't decided on my other two visits yet."

What does Nicholson want the opposition to know about him before a game?

"They better buckle up because I'm coming after them. I want them to know that they aren't going to run inside or outside. I'm going to run and punish from sideline to sideline.

I want them to know that the only option they have is throwing down the field because I'm going to own everything else."

What's Nicholson looking for on his official visits?

"I'm not one to dodge competition but I'm also looking to hit the right situation. I want to play early and often. I'm looking for a good fit and I'm going to be checking out the campus atmosphere. I want to know if I can be there for four years."

Nicholson is a three-year varsity starter and he carries a 3.6 GPA in the classroom.

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