Nicholson Feels Comfortable At WVU

Osceola (Fla.) linebacker Riley Nicholson made his first trip to West Virginia this past weekend, taking in the Mountaineers annual Gold-Blue Spring Game. What did the Scout.com three-star prospectthink about his experience?

Scout.com three-star linebacker Riley Nicholson used his time away from the Sunshine State to his benefit. The coveted prospect took advantage of his time north, visiting a handful of potential college destinations.

After making initial stops to Kentucky and Marshall, Nicholson arrived at West Virginia to witness the Mountaineers' annual Gold-Blue Spring Game on Saturday.

"The visit went great," Nicholson said. "I really enjoyed it in Morgantown. The place is beautiful."

The 6-foot, 220-pound Nicholson received an offer from the Mountaineers in late March, and quickly labeled it a "special offer."

Fresh off his initial visit to West Virginia, Nicholson believes it's a place he could call home.

"It's definitely a place I could see myself playing at," Nicholson said. "It was a great experience."

Nicholson is a thick prospect that moves fluidly and excels both sideline to sideline and powering through the gaps along the line of scrimmage. Physically, he has tons of upside and has a frame built for the next level.

As a junior, Nicholson recorded 100 tackles, 58 solo, 17 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five pass-breakups.

In addition to West Virginia, he holds offers from Rutgers, South Florida, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Minnesota, among others.

He plans to announce his commitment this summer, though a definitive date has yet to be finalized.

BlueGoldNews.com and Scout.com will continue to provide further updates on Nicholson.


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