The Vandy coaching staff is hoping to land a commitment from the 3-star prospect when he officially visits campus next month.
“I have set an official visit with Vanderbilt for the weekend of the 17th,” said Nico Bolden. “I am looking forward to getting down there to see the city, campus and spend time with the coaching staff and players.”
Bolden is a dynamic playmaker from the defensive side of the ball. Standing 6’4 200 lbs, the Minnesota star plays safety for his high school team but the Commodores coaching staff envision him playing their star position inside their 3-4 defense.
So far on the season, Bolden has displayed outstanding ball skills from the secondary while also becoming a stud on punt returns.
His athleticism on defense along with his size is what attracted the Vanderbilt coaching staff to his talents. He is probably still raw at playing linebacker or close to the line of scrimmage but the skill set and talents are there to become a force in college.
The word on the street is that Vanderbilt could be the team beat. Academics and the ability to play in the SEC is very appealing to Bolden but other schools are keeping themselves within the thick of things.
“Right now I am mainly talking to Vanderbilt and Washington State. Vanderbilt has really made me feel wanted and I like the relationship I have built with them. I am also talking to Syracuse, Iowa State, Minnesota and few others. Vanderbilt is the only school I have scheduled an official visit with but I might secure a few more here sometime soon,” he said.
Bolden is one of those players who flies under the radar but has the makeup of a future starter. His overall skill set is exactly what the Vanderbilt staff is looking for on defense and the Commodores are used to finding star players from all around the country.