DeCarlos Nicholson makes the switch from Kentucky to Mississippi State

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DeCarlos Nicholson de-committed from Kentucky and signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for Mississippi State on Wednesday, December 15. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2022 Kentucky Mississippi State class.

DeCarlos Nicholson Profile

DeCarlos Nicholson is a 6-foot-3, 200 pound defensive back from Perkinston, Mississippi. He is a student at Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. located in Perkinston.

Nicholson is rated 3 stars by and 3 stars by According to, Nicholson committed to the Bulldogs and head coach Mike Leach on Signing Day 2021.

Nicholson is considered one of the top 2022 high school football prospects in the state of Mississippi. He is ranked No. 3 nationally at his position by 247Sports. rated Nicholson at 5.6. A rivals rating of 6.1 or higher is considered a “Franchise Player,” A rivals rating of 6.0 to 6.8 is considered commensurate as a “All American Candidate,” a rivals rating 5.7 to 5.5 is considered an “All Region Selection,” and a rating of 5.2-5.4 is viewed as a “Low End FBS prospect.”

In addition to Kentucky and Mississippi State, some of Nicholson‘s more notable offers included Florida State and Baylor.

Nicholson is one of over 17 known 2022 football commits for Mississippi State. That number could change due to additional commits or decommits.

DeCarlos Nicholson Highlights

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