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HOG FUTURES: Defensive lineman Isaiah Nichols has room to grow

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Photographs by Ben Goff

Arkansas defensive lineman Isaiah Nichols goes through drills Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Fayetteville. Nichols, a freshman, is going through spring practice after graduating a semester early from Springdale High School.

Before Isaiah Nichols played football, his sport was futbol.

Isaiah Nichols at a glance

COLLEGE Arkansas

CLASS Freshman

POSITION Defensive lineman

HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6-4, 275 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL Springdale

NOTEWORTHY Early enrollee in January who went through winter workouts and spring practice. … Worked at defensive tackle in the spring. … Consensus three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports. … Rated the No. 6 player in the state of Arkansas by ESPN and the No. 59 defensive tackle nationally. … As a senior at Springdale, had 73 tackles — including 30 for lost yards — and 8½ sacks. As a junior, had 54 tackles, including 12½ for lost yards. … Chose Arkansas over scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Kansas State and Iowa State. … Didn’t play in a football game until his sophomore season at Springdale.

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