Seven-foot center Rozelle Nix of Pensacola JC, FL announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he is down to a final three of USC, Loyola Marymount and Pittsburgh. Nix previously had stated he would not sign until the spring but he now plans to sign in November.
“Nope, there is no leader,” Nix said Thursday night. As for USC, he said, “It’s just like Pensacola, but it’s bigger.” Nix last talked to the Gamecocks Wednesday. “I think coach Martin is coming down next Tuesday.”
Nix has taken official visits to USC and Marymount and will visit Pittsburgh October 24th. Panthers coach Jamie Dixon was in recently to watch Nix work out. USC’s Frank Martin also has been down.
Nix will make his decision soon after the visit to Pitt and will consider a couple of factors when weighing his choice.
“Where I can see myself playing at, and where it feels more comfortable,” he said.
Nix also had offers from Morehead State, Miami of Ohio, Ball State, Bowling Green and Idaho.
Nix is a native of Cincinnati who had one time weighed nearly 400 pounds. He has his weight down to 318 pounds at this point.