Terhyon Nichols - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 20


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 180
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High school Withrow

High School
• Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports, and the 247Sports Composite
• On3 listed him the No. 3 overall prospect in the state of Ohio and No. 87 player overall nationally
• The247Sports Composite ranked him a top 30 overall player nationally
• A versatile player who saw action at defensive back, running back and wide receiver
• Four-year letter winner and three-year starter
• As a senior, was named to the All-Ohio First Team Defense by the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association and the Ohio High School Athletic Association
• Also a first-team all-conference and first-team All-Southwest District selection
• Every recruiting service ranked him as a top 35 defensive back in the nation
• Totaled 67 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, three interceptions, five pass breakups with 11 total touchdowns, including two kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return for a touchdown as a senior
• Coached by Kali Jones and Anthony Berry
• Helped lead Withrow to a 12-2 record and berth in the state semifinals as a senior
• Totaled 59 tackles (46 solo) and three forced fumbles as a junior, helping Withrow to a Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference (CMAC) Red championship with a 5-0 undefeated record in league play
• 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
• Finalist for Cincinnati Sports Awards’ Defensive Player of the Year
• Selected to participate in the Under Armour Next Football Camp series in Columbus in 2022
• Named second-team all-CMAC as a sophomore
• Also played basketball and ran track at Withrow
• Set the school record in the 100-meter dash as a junior with a time of 10.6 and was named the Conference Boy’s Runner of the Year
• Was the CMAC champion in the 100-meters and finished fourth in the region in that event
• Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior in track & field
• Also excelled in the classroom, graduating with a 4.71 GPA and finishing top five in his class
• Named a CMAC Scholar-Athlete
• Chose Kentucky over offers from 36 schools, including Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame and Ohio State

• First name is pronounced “tuh-RYAN”
• Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
• Son of Keisha Burgess
• Has one brother, Terrell Nichols
• Major is kinesiology

Terhyon Says
• His nickname is “Rhy”
• Enjoys fishing and being in nature
• Three words to describe him are thorough, creative and chivalrous
• His favorite family recipe to make is pancakes
• If money were no object he would buy a Chipotle franchise

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