Nicholas Halmon talks Vanderbilt offer
"Coach Bankins was excited after he saw my film," said Nicholas Halmon. "He liked the way I keep my hips open out of breaks and the way I come downhill. He thought I could play safety if I gained a few more pounds or play cornerback.
"At the time I was surprised to receive the offer. I wasn't expecting it. I think Vanderbilt is a great academic school. They have both of the majors I'm looking at, Sports Medicine or Business. Coach Bankins left a video for me on Vanderbilt and some stuff on their camp. I'm planning on going there during the summer on an unofficial visit."
Halmon, 5-foot-11, 184-pounds, has received one other FBS offer from Arizona and several from smaller programs including Charleston Southern, Youngstown State, Alabama State, Western Carolina, and UNC Charlotte. He plans on taking to the road this summer to see more of the schools that have offered and ones showing interest.
"The major things I'm looking for are a good location, family atmosphere, and how well I bond with the coaches," Halmon stated. "Over the summer, I'm going to Vanderbilt, Arizona, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, possibly Auburn, Tennessee, and a few camps."
Coming off a state runner-up finish in 2010, the Red Raiders came within one game of returning to the title game being upended by Hemingway to finish 10-3. Halmon played rover, free safety, and cornerback.
"It went real well," Halmon said on his junior season. "I feel like I exceeded expectations. I made 112 tackles, one interception, and 12 pass breakups. I did a real good job improving my footwork, hips, and cover skills. I was named All-Area and All-Region."
Halmon is known for his speed. He ran a 52-flat in the 400 meter dash, his best track and field event. At a VTO Sports combine this spring in York, S.C. he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash and a 38-inch vertical leap. Bamberg-Ehrhardt will move from South Carolina Class A to Class AA this season. Halmon wears No. 6 for the Red Raiders. Follow @VandyManiacom
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