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Bulls sign JUCO Nikolas Ricks from Ellsworth

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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.