Sept 15, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles helmet before the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Florida State Offers Montae Nicholson


2014 defensive back/wide receiver Montae Nicholson received an offer from the Florida State Seminoles on January 31st. This brings his total number of offers to twelve.

The other teams that have offered at him include: Bowling Green, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple, Texas Tech, Toledo, and West Virginia.

Nicholson is a 6’3″, 200 pound safety from Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

He is currently a junior at Gateway High School.

The Gateway Gators finished the season with an overall record of 9-2 and a league record of 8-0.

As a defensive back, Nicholson recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. As a wide receiver, he caught 25 passes for 653 yards and six touchdowns.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the state of Pennsylvania, 16th among safeties, and 185th nationally among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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