Blake Nichelson

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 215

Prospect Info

  • High School Manteca
  • City Ripon, CA
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Florida State Seminoles

  • Jersey #18
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 9/20/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 05/14/2022

Greg Biggins
Greg Biggins National Recruiting Analyst


Power 4 Starter

Nichelson is among the most athletic linebackers in the region. He has a lot of quick-twitch in his game and shows both short area quickness and excellent closing speed. He has prototype size for a weak side ‘backer and shows plenty of room to fill out his 6-3 frame. He’s a physical kid and was one of the areas top running backs last season as well, but we think his upside is highest on the defensive side of the ball.

H.S. Athletic Background

Contributed on offense and defense at Manteca…recorded 93 tackles, including 11.5 sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbles…added 431 carries for 4,078 yards and 65 touchdowns plus 52 receptions for 1,231 yards and 22 touchdowns…named to MaxPreps All Sac-Joaquin Section Team after leading Buffaloes to 11-2 record and regional final round of CIF Division 1-A playoffs his senior year…rushed for 1,719 yards and 27 touchdowns, caught 29 passes for 703 yards and 14 touchdowns and made 44 tackles, 6.5 for loss with 4.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and six pass breakups…helped Manteca to Division 3 title his junior season after rushing for 2,231 yards and 36 touchdowns, catching 19 passes for 381 yards and seven touchdowns and recording 49 tackles, 18.0 for loss with 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

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