Speed Receiver Heading Back to Florida?

McIntosh Nicolas didn't qualify out of Immokalee High School in Florida after signing with the UF Gators. He red-shirted at Dodge City Community College last year before transferring to College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. for this season.

He is on pace to graduate next May and will have three years to play three at his college of choice beginning in the fall of '06. He is getting some solid looks, but is appears his heart is still in Gainesville.

When Nicolas originally signed with Florida, it was as a corner. But, the 6-3, 190-pounder will be playing at wide-out for COS this season and that is the position his future is probably at. "I wouldn't mind playing some corner this year if I could," he explains. "But, for right now I am at receiver and that is where I will be a starter."

Nicolas might also do track at COS. He may compete in the 4x100, 100-, and the 200-meter dashes come spring. His personal best time in the 100 is a 10.32 that he recorded in high school. COS offensive coordinator Andy Siegal says of Nicolas, "He is one of the fastest players I have ever seen. (Former Florida head coach and current Illinois head coach) Ron Zook said that he is the fastest player he has ever personally timed. He clocked McIntosh at a 4.25 when he was in high school."

The burner would not only like to keep up his 4.25 speed, but he is looking forward to becoming a more complete target. "I didn't play ball last year so I am just trying to get back the feel for the game and become a better all-around player."

With Urban Meyer taking over as the head coach at Florida, Nicolas is very intrigued about the possibility of playing in the new UF offense. "I will hopefully end up there again – that is my plan. The new staff called me a while back and they were talking to me about coming back. Other schools I am looking at are Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

"I took a tour around Kansas State and met the staff in the spring. I know they are the number one school when it comes to recruiting JC players successfully. Florida is where I want to be, though."

Nicolas is majoring in Sports Administration at COS.

Other Vitals:

Bench: 275
Squat: 420
Clean: 275


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