Baylor added strength to its secondary with a verbal commitment from South Grand Prairie senior Tony Nicholson on Sunday.
Though Nicholson is expected to play defensive back for the Bears, he’s played a variety of positions at South Grand Prairie — quarterback, receiver and cornerback.
“He’s done a little bit of everything for us,” South Grand Prairie coach Brent Whitson said. “He played quarterback for us last year, but this year we’ve got him at slot receiver and cornerback. As a defensive back, he’s got great hips and instincts.”
In South Grand Prairie’s 42-19 win over Abilene Cooper on Friday, Whitson said Nicholson had an interception and broke up two passes.
The 5-10, 171-pound Nicholson, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, had previously committed to Arizona State in April before re-opening his recruitment. Whitson said Nicholson has developed a good relationship with Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby.
Nicholson is the 13th verbal commitment in Baylor’s 2015 class which includes a pair of early signees – Temple quarterback Chad President and Gilmer athlete Blake Lynch who plan to enroll at Baylor in January.