Getting to know new BYU commit, DE Parker Nicoll (Class of 2019)

Last month Parker Nicoll received an offer to join BYU football and immediately made a verbal commitment to join the Cougars as part of the Class of 2019.

Nicoll preps at Bountiful High School (Bountiful, UT), where as a senior he recorded 63 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, five passes defended, three sacks, one forced fumble, and two interceptions returned for touchdowns (118 total return yards).  He was named to the All-State first-team (5A) and was the Defensive MVP for Region 5. Nicoll will join BYU as a preferred walk-on.

Hometown: Bountiful, Utah High School: Bountiful
Class: 2019 HT/WT: 6’4”, 220 lbs.
Position: Defensive End Twitter: @parkernicoll
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Commit date: January 12, 2019

I caught up with Nicoll to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Nicoll:  I have been a BYU fan since the day I was born and playing for BYU has always been my dream. My grandpa played basketball at BYU in the late 50s and my uncle played for the football team in the early 90s. My grandpa took me to many BYU football games when I was growing up and I’m excited to be a part of that tradition.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Nicoll:  My favorite movie would have to be Anchorman.  I also like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bust a Move by Young MC, and eating biscuits and gravy.

BYU Insider: What are some of your greatest accomplishment in sports?

Nicoll:  Making first-team All-State and being named Region 5’s Defensive MVP.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Nicoll:  My Dad always told me “two steps over the line” and play with a “chip on my shoulder.”

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Nicoll:  JJ Watt.

BYU Insider: Is there anything else you’d like Cougarfans to know about you?

Nicoll:  I also play basketball and earned my Eagle Scout award.

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