National Signing Day 2011: CB Demetrious Nicholson Signs with Virginia

Demetrious Nicholson | Cornerback | Bayside HS (Virginia Beach, Va.)

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5'11" / 167 lbs / 4.4 [ESPN] [Rivals]

Rankings:
- ESPN:  4* / 81 Rating / #4 CB / #92 Overall
- Rivals: 4* / 5.8 Rating / #5 CB / #92  National / #2 State
- Scout: 4* / #3 CB
- _247: 4* / 96 Rating / #2 CB / #39 Overall / #2 State

Other Offers:Boston College, Clemson, Connecticut, Duke, East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

Notes:This is one of the best gets of the class of 2011 for Mike London. He is just a little bit smaller than what you'd want from your CB, but by no means has he let that hold him back. On the pass, he doesn't just try to defend the receiver or deflect the ball, he intends on intercepting it every time. His touted for his fluidity, footwork, and recovery burst. He was named the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year after posting 38 receptions for 597 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had three interceptions, and played in the Under Armour All-American game as the only player from the state of Virginia.

Quotables

"I feel like I can be a positive impact for that program with Coach London's first recruiting class. To be out there playing with Henry [Coley, former Bayside teammate], we have a lot of chemistry together. It's amazing when we're on the field together. We have a lot of great players in the 757, and to all be able to go to one school like we're doing right now, it's a positive thing for UVA."

"Get stronger, get faster still, keep my footwork up to pair and stay confident, not have a fear going to College Football. They're on scholarship just like I'm on scholarship. There's just way more playmakers on the team. I'm a playmaker myself, and you've just got to make plays. That's what you got your scholarship for, that's what you're there for, so I'm going there with an attitude of this is what I do, football is football no matter what level, you've just to keep up with the pace and stay ahead of it."

Video highlights follow the jump.

 

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