WeAreSC- What schools are you looking at right now?
Nicolas- "Not in any order, but USC, UCLA,
WeAreSC- Do you have any offers?
WeAreSC- What schools do you seem to be hearing from the most?
Nicolas- "I'd say
WeAreSC- Did you grow up following a favorite team?
Nicolas- "Growing up I liked
WeAreSC- What are you going to be looking for in the school you choose?
Nicolas- "I'm going to be looking at the coaching, playing time, the facilities, and the education."
WeAreSC- What is it that has you interested in USC right now?
Nicolas- "I really like Coach Carroll. He seems like a really good motivator and real enthusiastic. And the tradition there. I went to one of their camps last year and I liked the coaches. The D-line coach, Coach Orgeron, I worked mainly with him. I thought he was a good coach."
WeAreSC- Have you made it out to any USC games or practices before?
Nicolas- "No, I didn't make it out to any."
WeAreSC- There's a few Mater Dei alums at USC right now. Do you know any of those guys?
Nicolas- "I know a few of them. I met [Matt] Leinart and I know Matt Haugen. I've met [Lenny] Vandermade."
WeAreSC- If USC were to offer, what kind of impact would that have?
Nicolas- "That would have a big impact. I do really like SC right now."
WeAreSC- What is your current height and weight?
Nicolas- "About 6'5, 260."
WeAreSC- Do you have your 40 time and your max on the bench and squat?
Nicolas- "4.86 and 355 on the bench. That was from last year. And on squat, 450."
WeAreSC- I know you play on both sides of the ball, where does it seem like most schools are recruiting you at, and do you have a preference?
Nicolas- "They really haven't said. They can't really call me, so I haven't talked about it yet. Probably defense, but either way, I like them both."
WeAreSC- Do you have any of your stats from your defensive tackle spot?
Nicolas- "76 career tackles, 5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 3 blocked kicks."
WeAreSC- Do you play any other sports?
Nicolas- "No, I used to play lacrosse. I used to live in
WeAreSC- What are your plans for this summer?
Nicolas- "I'm maybe going to the Nike camp and I'm going to try to get to a few camps. Probably the USC one day camp."
WeAreSC- If a big offer comes along, do you plan on committing early or do you want to go through the whole process?
Nicolas- "More than likely, I probably wouldn't want to [commit early]."