Prospect Review: Nickolas Brassell

Oct 1, 2011; Fresno, CA, USA; Mississippi Rebels receiver Nickolas Brassell (2), left, is pursued by Fresno State Bulldogs defensive back L.L. Jones (4) at Bulldog Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Nickolas Brassell

Athlete

East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, Miss.)

6’1 180 Lbs.

 

Rivals: 4 star

Scout: 4 star

ESPN: 4 star

247: 4 star

 

Brassell only looked at Ole Miss out of EMCC. He chose Ole Miss over Alabama, Mississippi State and UCLA out of high school.

Previously played for Ole Miss in 2011.

Committed to Ole Miss on Dec. 17, 2012.

 

Possible playing time: Brassell has the most clear path to starting in 2013 out of this signing class. Why? Because he’s already proved that he can play in the SEC right away. In all honesty, he has the ability to legitimately start on all three sides of the ball right away. Imagine going three-wide with Donte Moncrief, Laquon Treadwell, and Brassell. Despite the explosiveness of that trio, it appears as though he will serve most of his team on defense and special teams.

He is very skilled at cornerback and can play right away. If Freeze chooses to go that route, Brassell will start on one side and Charles Sawyer and Senquez Golson will split time on the other. On special teams, he showed Ole Miss fans what he could do in the return game, just ask Georgia. He will likely be returning punts and sharing time with Jaylen Walton deep on kickoffs. Regardless of where Freeze wants him, he will see the field in 2013.

 

Wrap-up: He is fast, agile, athletic, and he has a general feel for the game. There is still some polishing that needs to be done, but he can contribute right away and he will. His strongest attributes are his quick-rotating hips and his burst off speed off the line of scrimmage. His weakest? The classroom. If Brassell can get things in order off the field, he will be a huge asset for Ole Miss on the field.

Topics: Hugh Freeze, National Signing Day, Nickolas Brassell, Ole Miss Football, Ole Miss Recruiting

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