NAME: Terhyon Nichols
SCHOOL: Withrow High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 36 D-I scholarship offers/CPS Scholar-Athlete of the Month
HEIGHT: 5'11"-184 lbs.
PARENTS: Keisha Burgess
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Mom; Coaches Kali Jones and Anthony Berry
FUTURE GOAL: NFL 1st round
One of the best defensive backs around in the Class of 2024 is Withrow High School's Terhyon Nichols, a top high school football recruit, who had numerous collegiate offers before committing to play at the University of Kentucky.
Terhyon entered his senior season having wrapped up a highly decorated junior campaign when he registered 59 tackles (46 of them solo tackles) and three forced fumbles, helping Withrow to a CMAC Red championship with a 5-0 undefeated record in league play. He was named first-team all-CMAC, first-team all-city Div. II (Enquirer), first-team all-Southwest Ohio District and first-team all-Ohio in Div. II. He was a finalist for Cincinnati Sports Awards' Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to participate in the Under Armour Next Football Camp series in Columbus. He was a second-team all-CMAC selection as a sophomore.
In this, his senior season, he had a memorable moment in a game vs. St. Xavier when he took the opening kickoff of the second half and ran it back 96 yards for a touchdown! He also had four tackles in the game. Through the first six games, Terhyon has 25 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.
A CMAC scholar-athlete, Terhyon also plays basketball and runs track for the Tigers. His junior year, he set a school record in the 100 dash. He was CMAC champion in the 100 and finished fourth in the region in that event. He was named first-team all-conference in track & field.
His favorite athlete is Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, favorite entertainer and most-like-to-meet is Oliver Davis the 3rd, favorite book is Public School Hero and favorite movie is Jumper.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Tehryon is the picture of the model student-athlete. His relentless pursuit of excellence in the classroom carries over to his approach to everything he does, including athletics. He carries a 4.55 GPA while performing at an all-state level in both track and football. His drive for success is unique and admirable; he will have a very promising future!"
— Kali Jones, Varsity Football Coach