Greater Atlanta Christian (Ga.) offensive lineman Addison Nichols is considered one of the top offensive lineman in the country, and his performance at the Atlanta Under Armour Camp on Sunday backed it up.
Nichols earned Sports Illustrated All-American All-22 team honors from the event, as he was considered one of the top overall performers for the day.
"Nichols was among the offensive line prospects who took the most reps and looked the most technical Sunday," Director of Recruiting John Garcia Jr. said. "He plays with a wide base and has little issue initiating hand combat against the opposition, touch to beat when a strong anchor is factored in. The only questionable rep he took, his first working tackle after beginning the day inside, wasn't a win was due to over-aggression but he corrected it on the next rep and ran off the speedy edge defender."
Following the conclusion of the event, Nichols sang high praise for the Tennessee staff.
"I really like this coaching staff," Nichols told VR2 on SI. "With the whole thing that happened with the last coaching staff, Tennessee really took a dip on my last. After speaking with this coaching staff, seeing what they are about, connecting with them, and they are really back up there. That's why they are in my five again. I really like this staff and how they are trying to build this relationship with me."
Nichols has set four official visits for the month of June to Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, and USC in that order. Nichols will attempt to visit Tennessee if the recruiting period remains open in July.
"The reasoning behind that was I have been to Tennessee the most," Nichols said. "So if July is closed off, I would prefer to get the places I haven't seen as much or at all first. If they do open up in July, I will take my fifth visit to Tennessee."
Nichols would like to maintain a timeline of making his decision before his senior season, if all of his visits go according to plan.
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