"Donté Nicholson is an awesome athlete and a complete football player. His play was overshadowed last season with Derrick Strait and Brandon Everage on the team, but most in Norman believed even last season that the best defensive back on the Sooner defense was Nicholson. He’s a pure physical specimen, with rock hard musculature, a tiny waist, and long arms. Nicholson hits like a truck, possessing a rare combination of speed like a cornerback and the mentality and near physical stature of a linebacker. Nicholson is a very strong kid, being no more evident than in his run support. He is a great tackler, usinig good form rather than just going after the kill shot every time. Nicholson is the best blitzer in the nation out of the secondary; he’s as comfortable making plays in the backfield, as he is while locked on a wide receiver."