Nicholas Petit-Frere is a big-time recruit who has not decided on where he will play collegiately yet. Petit-Frere is the second-highest rated prospect by 247Sports who has not committed to a school prior to National Signing Day.
Here are five things to know about Petit-Frere.
1. Petit-Frere is the No. 7-ranked recruit overall by 247Sports
Out of the thousands of football players coming out of high school and looking to play college football in 2018, the 6-foot-6 mammoth of an 18-year-old is the No. 7-ranked player overall by 247Sports. Petit-Frere is also the top-ranked player at his position, which is offensive tackle.
2. Petit-Frere has 29 different scholarship offers according to 247Sports
Having a variety of options to choose from is hardly ever a bad thing. For Petit-Frere, he will have that luxury when deciding which school he would like to attend and play college football.
According to 247Sports, he has 29 different scholarship offers, ranging from schools like Alabama, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan to schools such as Duke, Texas State and FIU.
3. Petit-Frere made his last official visit on Feb. 2 to Ohio State
Sometimes, the last thing you hear, see or get an impression from is the most important. For Petit-Frere, Ohio State will be the program he will likely have a lasting memory of. After all, on Feb. 2, he made his final official visit to Ohio State prior to National Signing Day.
The Buckeyes are considered to be in the mix, but according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions, Florida has a 69 percent chance of landing the highly-coveted lineman, while Notre Dame and Alabama both share a 12 percent chance.
4. His earliest scholarship offer came from Michigan when he was a freshman
According to Petit-Frere’s 247Sports recruiting timeline, his first scholarship offer as a football prospect came from Michigan. The Wolverines made an offer on October 26, 2015. At that time, Petit-Frere was a freshman in high school.
Nearly four months later, Ohio State extended their offer. Both the Wolverines and Buckeyes are considered to be finalists, alongside Florida, Notre Dame and Alabama.
5. Petit-Frere is supposed to make his decision on ESPNU
On National Signing Day, live coverage from ESPNU begins at 10 a.m. ET before shifting over to ESPN2 at noon. During that two-hour time-frame on ESPNU, Petit-Frere is one of five high school recruits who will be announcing his decision on live television.
According to an ESPN press release, he is supposed to be making his decision during the 10 a.m. hour of the show. Petit-Frere is one of 12 players that will be making their choice during the television coverage.