Friday, April 6, 2012

NUC Player Spotlight - Colson Nicolas

NUC Player Spotlight - Colson Nicolas

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NUC Player Spotlight - Colson Nicolas

Courtesy: Chris Smith / National Underclassmen Combine
          Release: April 06, 2012
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Position: Defensive Back
Grade: 2013 
Height: 5'10 ½   
Weight: 173lbs 
Hometown/HS: Naples, Florida (Lely HS)
Strengths: Nicolas is an unknown prospect who currently plays linebacker in high school but could play either defensive back position in college because of his athleticism, strength and versatility. Nicolas is an intelligent young man who knows what his job is on the field and he goes about it with a focused mind and the attitude of a leader. Nicolas is a physical player who enjoys contact and is not afraid to stick his nose where it does not belong. He does a good job of helping in run support and has good tackling form when going after the ball carrier. Nicolas has good size and does a good job of using his physical body to his advantage. He has good man skills and can stay with his receiver step for step. Nicolas does a real good job of finding the ball and closing in on it before the offensive player can turn it into a big gain. He doesn't get fooled much and always seems to be in the right position to make a play. Nicolas is a high character young man who is very coachable and wants to listen to directions and is also willing to do anything it takes to help his team succeed.
Weaknesses: Nicolas is an intriguing prospect with several traits about his game that anyone would like but he defiantly has a few areas he needs to improve on. Nicolas is still raw when it comes to football. He needs to work on getting bigger and stronger so he can compete at the next level of football. Nicolas needs to work on his speed. He can run and has solid speed but needs to improve in that area. Nicolas is actually better at playing in man coverage than he is in zone coverage. He has to be able to play off the ball as well if he wants to be a starter at the next level. Nicolas needs to learn how to read offenses better and be able to put himself into better coverage angles. His back pedal is also something he could continue working on.
Overview: Nicolas currently sits way under the radar as he has yet to receive much attention from schools on the D1 level but is hoping after attending several camps this spring and summer he will gain the attention he is looking for. He has a camp set up with South Alabama and they tell him from watching his tape that they are really interested in his abilities. Nicolas is originally from Haiti and he hasn't able to fully grasp the game of football but certainly has potential and the work ethic to reach the collegiate ranks. He grew up in real tough area of Haiti and has taken that life experience with him to the states and it's made him tough and someone that is never going to say die. Nicolas dreams of playing college football and plans to out- work everyone on the camp circuit this offseason hoping to achieve those college offers he is striving for.
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