Before Minnesota high school students had gone on Thanksgiving break, Woodbury's Nico Bolden had already made one of the biggest decisions of his life. With still months left to ponder his college football decision, the senior liked what he saw…
Before Minnesota high school students had gone on Thanksgiving break, Woodbury's Nico Bolden had already made one of the biggest decisions of his life. With still months left to ponder his college football decision, the senior liked what he saw after a campus visit and decided to give his verbal commitment to the Vanderbilt Commodores from the Southeastern Conference.
“When I was on my visit to Vanderbilt they really harped on the fact that this was not just a four-year decision. This was a forty-year decision. They recruited me hard and showed a lot of interest in me.”
The visit to campus sealed the deal for the senior.
“Once I took my visit I knew I wanted to be at Vanderbilt,” Bolden said. “I felt at home there. I bought into their program, so I decided to commit.”
Primarily a safety for the Royals, Bolden was one of the top defensive backs in the state. In the 2017 class, we had him ranked 8th overall and first at his position. The Vandy coaching staff has other plans for Bolden.
“The staff likes my speed and my length. They think I would be a great fit for their outside linebacker position.”
This winter the 6'4″ 196 pound Bolden has been working with a trainer and this spring he plans on running track for the Royals.
When he gets to campus Bolden – who never seriously considered a different school – knows what his coaches want from him in year one.
“There has been no talk of redshirting,” Bolden said. “As of now, they want me to come to school with the mindset of wanting to play and earning a spot.”
Bolden knew what he liked as soon as he saw it. Because of the vision the Commodores' coaching staff has, Bolden will be Nashville bound next season.