Impressed With SMU

This Cedar Park linebacker walked away from SMU junior day very impressed in the Mustangs. Who is it? A hint, he had 117 tackles last season for the Timberwolves. Find out who it is inside. If you don't have a premium membership you are missing out!

Earlier this week, caught up with one linebacker who left SMU junior day very impressed. Cedar Park's Joey Nichol had 117 tackles, 3 sacks, and 17 tackles for loss last season. Could he be doing it in a Mustang's uniform one day?

It's a great private school with nice academics. The stadium and campus are really great and it's in a nice area. I really like SMU," said Nichol. "Definitely academics will be the first thing that goes in my decision. Second, the type of coaches they have. I think with the coaches SMU has hired, they will not be 1-11 for long."

A fast (4.7) run stopping linebacker, Nichol has attended junior days at SMU, Houston, and Baylor. Currently he has no offers, but all those schools plus TCU are showing interest.

"I got back with TCU and they said that they wanted to come to one of my practices and watch me. Baylor and SMU also told me that," said Nichol.

The Cedar Park Timberwolves ended the season 6-5 overall and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Cypress Creek (Houston). Nichol was named to the 1st team 16-5A All-District team and led the Timberwolves in tackles.

When asked to describe himself as a player, he responded by saying, "I'm a very hard worker. I pride myself on being there everyday and working my butt off. I'm a pretty good leader. Right now I'm a captain on the track team. I should be a captain on defense next year," said Nichol. "I pride myself on being a run stopper. I definitely like rushing up to the line, but at the same time I don't like getting passed on."

Nichol has not decided what combines and summer camps he will be hitting in the next couple of months, but does know one area of his game that he would like to work on.

"I would really like to work on my speed. I'm at a low 4.7 and would like to get it down to a 4.6," said Nichol.

Currently Nichol has a 3.2 GPA. will have more Joey Nichol updates as they become available.

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