Rebowe introduces Nicholls 2020 Recruiting Class

Nicholls State University head football coach Tim Rebowe introduced the 26 signees of the 2020 recruiting class to an audience at Danos Theater in Talbot Hall yesterday afternoon. 

The team, which is coming off back-to-back Southland Conference titles and 9-win seasons, signed 11 players on offense or listed as an athlete and 15 on defensive. 

Two of the signees, Logan Wilcox and Trevor Allemand, are from Central Lafourche High School. Twenty-two others are from South Louisiana, and three are from Mississippi. One is from Florida. 

Seven players signed in the early period in December, and the others were officially added on National Signing Day, the first Wednesday in February every year. 

Click here to see the full list and read each player’s bio. 

Rebowe said recruiting has changed over the years, noting that it’s no longer looking in the spring to find high school athletes who are about to enter their senior year. He said relationships now go back to when players are in eighth or ninth grade. 

“And I think that’s what helps us land some of these really, really good football players,” Rebowe told the Times. 

Rebowe, who is now in his fifth season as head coach, also described how incoming freshman get settled in easier now as opposed to when they used to start their collegiate career in August. 

“I think with things changing now, they get here early in the summer and get acclimated,” Rebowe said. “They take a class; they get used to living away from home, eating in the cafeteria and being around teammates and working out. I think those two months of June and July really help those guys get a head start.”

Rebowe said he and his staff laid the groundwork for the Colonels’ culture, but his returning players are now assuming that role as well. 

“I think the better that we get every year, our players take that over. The players who we already have on the team know the way we do things, know the process and know what it takes to be successful,” he said. “And they take those guys under their wings, and everybody’s working in the same direction.”