2021 Season Countdown: #98 Jerome Nichols

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4Jun 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #98 Jerome Nichols

Jerome Nichols (image via MGoBlue)

Name: Jerome Nichols
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
218 lbs.
High school:
Detroit (MI) Renaissance
Position:
Linebacker
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#50
Last year:
I ranked Nichols #108 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Nichols was a standout thumper at inside linebacker in high school. Unfortunately, thumpers in high school often don’t translate well to the college game, where players have to be able to run well, too. I do think Nichols has a little better chance of playing in Mike Macdonald’s system (more of a 3-4) than Don Brown’s (more of a 4-2), but the opportunities may still be limited due to the caliber and experience of some players ahead of him.

Prediction: Backup linebacker

5May 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #108 Jerome Nichols

Jerome Nichols (image via Hudl)

Name: Jerome Nichols
Height:
6’1″
Weight:
215 lbs.
High school:
Detroit (MI) Renaissance
Position:
Linebacker
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
N/A
Last year:
Nichols was a senior in high school.

Nichols committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. He’s a two-year captain at Renaissance, and his Hudl video shows he claims a 3.5 GPA and a 1200 on the SAT. Nichols had some FCS offers but chose to go the Michigan route.

I don’t think Nichols is going to get on the field as a freshman, which is why he’s all the way down here at #108. But he’s a physical linebacker type that I think should be on the radar for future years. I do not believe he has the speed to become an awe-inspiring walk-on-to-NFL story like Jordan Glasgow, but this is a guy I could see playing special teams in the next few years.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for his highlights.

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