Nicholson's recruitment has Steel City feel 

April, 4, 2013
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When Stanford and Vanderbilt offered ESPN Watch List athlete Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway), it immediately caught his attention. Both programs have the athletics, but more importantly the academics, he is looking for in a school.

“I understand there’s life after football,” Nicholson said. “If I’m blessed enough to make it to the NFL, I’ll be done by the time I’m 35 if I’m lucky. So I have 25 years after that until I retire.”

Academics will only be part of the equation for Nicholson, whose recruitment has a very local flavor despite offers from all over the country.

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