Fourth-year walk-on adds depth at split end.
2011 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in two games (Florida Atlantic, Indiana) . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week twice (vs. Youngstown State and Michigan) . . . made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver during spring practice.
2010 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2010 . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue . . . selected Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Northwestern.
2009 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team all-state (Division 1-2) selection as a senior . . . named to the 2008 Grand Rapids Press Dream Team as a utility player . . . compiled a 23-2 record (.920) as a two-year starter at quarterback for Noel Dean at Lowell (Mich.) High School . . . accounted for 3,787 total yards and 49 touchdowns as a senior . . . completed 139-of-192 passes (.724) for 2,632 yards and 33 TDs in 2008 . . . rushed 150 times for 1,155 yards (7.7 avg.) and 16 TDs as a senior . . . produced 2,636 total yards (1,464 passing and 1,172 rushing) as a junior . . . also recorded 35 tackles in 2007 . . . son of Gary and Patrice Nichol . . . born Dec. 22, 1990 . . . brother Keith is a junior wide receiver on the 2010 Spartan football roster . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . crop and soil science major.