The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Nicholson said he was told Tuesday a Rutgers offer is in the mail after assistant coach Randy Melvin called Bayside coach Darnell Moore to break the news.
"I'll consider Rutgers once I learn more about the school,'' Nicholson said. "I hadn't been hearing from them until the camp this weekend, but I will consider them.''
Nicholson enjoyed his early impressions when he saw some of the facilities during Friday's unofficial visit.
"It's a pretty nice place,'' said Nicholson, the nation's No. 7-rated cornerback by Scout.com. "I never knew about Rutgers, but I like their facilities. They've got a lot of stuff here. We saw their (athletic) facilities and heard about their student-support facilities.''
Nicholson hasn't been to any junior days because he's been participating in different events, and at the 7-on-7 he was one o the best, most consistent corners. He played physical at the line of scrimmage and covered extremely well.
"I'll look at everything,'' Nicholson said. "I don't have my mind made up anywhere right now. I'll look at all my options, and all the schools that will offer me.''
Nicholson's busy schedule will continue when he travels to Virginia Tech for the start of spring practice, and he will also attend a Nike camp at Virginia in April.
Prior to receiving the Rutgers offers, Nicholson divulged the school recruiting him the hardest. "I'd say North Carolina,'' he said. "They write me the most, hand-written letters. I am probably in contact with them the most.''
Nicholson, a two-year starter at Bayside, played on the varsity as a true freshman.
He has always been a cornerback, but added receiver to his resume last season. He made 33 catches for 850 yards and 11 touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown catch, but his future is on defense.
"I think he allowed five catches all year,'' Moore said. "He's one of the leaders on the team.''