FEATURE: Nicholson heading to Colorado School of Mines
Finn Nicholson's journey is one that he wouldn't change.
The Second Baptist School senior spent the first three years of high school at newly opened Bridgeland High School prior to making a move.
It was at Second Baptist School where Nicholson '21 finished his prep career this past fall, passing for 1,353 yards and 21 touchdowns, leading the Eagles back to the state semifinals.
"It was a unique journey, but I'm glad it went the way it did," Nicholson said. "I wouldn't change a thing. I'm blessed to be able to attend Second Baptist School, and I'm so thankful they accepted me into their community."
Making a drastic change, such as moving high schools prior to your senior year, can be a lot for any kid to go through. New friends. New teammates. New coaches and teachers.
But Second Baptist School made that transition a smooth one for Nicholson.
"It was everything I ever hoped for," Nicholson said about how special it was playing for Second Baptist School. "I wanted an opportunity to play football at a high level my senior year, and Second Baptist gave me that and so much more. SBS is a great school with an amazing community, and I'm so blessed that I ended up being a part of it. My only wish is that I had been here all four years."
The Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year Finalist will also get an opportunity to play at the next level.
Recently, Nicholson verbally committed to the Colorado School of Mines.
"I took a visit up there for the summer and loved every bit of it," Nicholson said. "The town, school and facilities are top notch. I can see Golden being my home for the next four years, and I'm very excited."
Nicholson is not only excited about the prospects of playing college football but also about attending one of the best engineering schools in the country.
Blessed to say I am COMMITTED to Colorado School of Mines! Thank you to my family and Second Baptist. #HelluvaEngineer⚒ pic.twitter.com/2TuFGMq5cj
— Finn Nicholson (@finn1nicholson) December 26, 2020
"I'm still undecided as of right now, but I'm leaning towards Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science," Nicholson said. "Whatever I choose, I know it will be the right decision, and I know Mines is the best place to do it. I know that with my Mines degree, I will get a job that I enjoy that can provide for me and my family."
Before the interview was over, the final question to Nicholson was, what was your favorite memory playing high school football?
The team captain didn't respond with a notable win or replaying a game where he had a statistical gem.
Instead, he talked about his teammates and school.
"It's very hard to pick one thing that stands out, but my favorite memory of high school football is my senior year," he said. "I could not have asked for a better group of guys or a better school at which to spend my last year."