December 4, 2006

Part 1: The Build up of Keith Nichol

This is the first in a four part series in which Sooner fans can get to know their newest commitment, quarterback Keith Nichol.

Part I: The Build Up

In this day and age of recruiting when a recruit's sprained ankle can send worry through an entire fan base and news of a commitment can send fans to heights greater than many victories, it's not hard to understand why the wavering of a commitment is a dangerous trespass for star recruits. Things like proximity to campus, and length of time of a commitment only add to these dangers.

This is why the rumors of Keith Nichol's wandering eyes were such a surprise to so many people. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound signal caller had not only been a long-time Michigan State commitment but had grown up a Spartan fan just an hour away from East Lansing.

If ever there was a solid commitment, Nichol was it.

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