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2010 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Virginia. Under Armour All-American. 2010 Tidewater Player of the Year. Demetrious Nicholson ‘s list of accolades is impressive, and they give insight into how good a player the 5-9, 165-pound senior has been at Bayside (Virginia Beach, VA). Virginia head coach Mike London needs playmakers such as this in his program, a big reason why the Beach star committed to the Cavaliers.
Demetrious Nicholson – Photo by Dan Trevino Photography
“I believe I can come in and make a change and be an impact player,” said Nicholson, who starred at cornerback and receiver in high school but will play corner at UVa. “I’m not saying there will be a drastic change overnight, but I want to help out as much as I can and play a role next season. Virginia felt like a family. I felt like I fit in there all around. I just decided to go where my heart was leading me.”
A highly recruited prospect, Nicholson had double-digit scholarship offers. Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, N.C. State, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia were the most strongly considered, but as the recruiting process wore on, Virginia was able to gain the edge.
“I visited them unofficially and officially,” Nicholson said of UVa, one of two schools (Stanford was the other) he officially visited. He took an official to Virginia the weekend of the Miami game. “Being around the coaches, they talked to me about the opportunity to play early. One of the needs is at corner. Being from Virginia, it will be cool to play for Virginia. It gives me something more to play for. Having 757 coaches there and 757 guys, it’ll be good.”
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