This week the Buffalo Bulls added a linebacker to their 2017 recruiting class.
Nikolas Ricks, from Ellsworth Community College, gave a verbal commitment to coach Lance Leipold today. Ricks becomes the second Ellsworth Panther in as many years tooffensive lineman, David Goldsby
Ricks totaled 54 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles-for-loss this past season at Ellsworth. He also had seven pass breakups.
Before joining Ellsworth, Ricks played for Canton McKinley, in Akron Ohio. He was a four-year letter winner with 72 tackles and 16 tackles for a loss as a senior. During his senior year he also registered 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, returning one of them for a touchdown.
According to Scout.com Ricks will have four years of eligibility at Buffalo.