BIO: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after leading the Seminoles in tackles with 100/10/1. Led the defense as a junior with 88/12/4.
POSITIVES: Hard-working defender with off-the-field concerns. Athletic, quickly changes direction and moves well laterally with speed. Effective in pursuit and displays good range. Forceful up the field and lays his shoulders into ball carriers. Gets depth on drops and displays awareness in coverage.
NEGATIVES: Over-pursues the action and does not play under great control. Not a sure-handed tackler. Charged with several off-the-field transgressions, including a pair of alcohol-related offenses and assault.
ANALYSIS: A playmaker on the field who can be used in several defensive systems, Nicholson is a solid athlete with a well-rounded game. Needs to control himself off the field, yet offers starting potential at the next level if focused on the task at hand.