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Damian Nicholson Set for Weekend Visit to WVU


Damian Nicholson is preparing to take a trip to the campus of the first school to offer him a football scholarship.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete out of Osbourn Park High School (Va.) is set to arrive in Morgantown this weekend for an unofficial visit after West Virginia's staff extended an offer in May.

"It will feel great to go up there and finally visit, especially with an offer already on the table," Nicholson said this week. "I don't have to worry about attending their camp and it's a carefree environment."

When WVU cornerbacks coach Daron Roberts offered Nicholson, he was an unknown commodity. Roberts told him he was reminded of LSU athlete Tyrann Mathieu, a comparison Nicholson says he has heard quite often.

Since the Mountaineers showed interest, Nicholson has gotten two other offers from East Carolina and Liberty. The increase in attention is something not lost on the rising senior.

"I'm used to being in the newspaper, but now its nation wide. A lot of people are talking to me now," says Nicholson. "A lot more people have recognized me now especially in my city I guess you can say I'm underrated."

Nicholson is ready to play whichever position he is asked to at whichever school he ultimately chooses, but he believes he is as dangerous offensively as what others have seen on defense and special teams.

He referred to WVU as his dream school when was first offered and publicly roots for Mountaineer players like Geno Smith, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin.

His relationship with Coach Roberts is helping to solidify the interest he has in West Virginia.

"I feel like Coach Roberts and I have known each other for years but I just met him," says Nicholson. "I feel a lot closer to him because he's the man that stepped up and offered me. He's taken the chance and I will produce."

When he gets on campus, Nicholson says the two biggest factors he will look for are a relationship with the rest of the staff and the feeling that he is at home in Morgantown and around the facilities.

The environment is certainly different in the summer than it will be during the fall and many of the fans who are known to welcome recruits with open arms will not be there to greet him, but Nicholson does not need that. Through interaction on social media, he believes he is well aware of the sort of fans West Virginia produces.

"The fans are awesome. They might actually be the best fans in college football," he says. "They are all about family and that's what I look at in a school. I want to feel at home and feel loved so if I do choose to go there, it's the right move."

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