Sor.com: You were one of the best players at the RU Dillard camp. Tell us about your experience.
Nicholls: It was fun. We had some one-on-one's where we had the chance to compete and let it loose. I enjoyed the DL coach (Godette). He kept on teasing me saying I was too small. He is a bit of a character.
Sor.com: What other camps were you able to attend this summer?
Nicholls: I went to the local camps here at FAU and Bethune-Cookman. I was not able to attend too many camps because we had an unfortunate family issue. I was scheduled to go to several camps, including the Rutgers camp, but because of family issues I could not make it.
Sor.com: Where are you in the decision process? Nicholls: I have not really gotten too into the recruiting process at this time. I am very open and just laying back and taking this in. I plan on taking my visits.
Sor.com: What schools could you see yourself visiting and why?
Nicholls: There are several things I am looking from a school. First of all, I want a city environment. I want to be in a place where things are going on. I am a city boy. And second of all, academics will also play a role. I want to study communications. And I also want a general good feeling from the program.
Sor.com: What are your thoughts on Rutgers at this time?
Nicholls: I like them. I exchange text messages with coach Rizzi pretty often. They are one of the schools I am looking to visit. Depending on my football schedule, I would like to see if I can visit for one of their games for an official visit. I need to plan my visits out with my head coach, Coach McGirt.
Sor.com: What are some of the other schools you are looking to take visits to?
Sor.com: Do you have written offers from all those schools. How many written offers do you have at this point?
Nicholls: I have offers from all those schools and have 26 written offers at this point.
Sor.com: What is it that you bring to the table that makes so many schools find you as a necessity to their program?
Nicholls: I think I have good size, speed, and am an all-around football player. I am 6' 2 ½ and 305 pounds right now. We sent film to a bunch of schools and coaches seem to like how I play. At our spring game, we had 31 Division 1 coaches come watch.
Sor.com: What kind of stats did you have last year?
Nicholls: I missed 6 games last year with an MCL injury, but still had 9 sacks. I expect to have a bigger year this year.