William Nimmo (Photo: 247Sports)


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The half dozen is settled for William Nimmo and now the three-star safety turns his attention to sorting through those options.

Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington State made the cut for the 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back when he trimmed the list last week. Nimmo, who starred on defense for a Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei team that won the competitive Edison Battle at the Beach passing tournament Saturday, told 247Sports he is looking into making a mid-season decision.

- Arizona: "Really, it's my relationship with coach Meat [Demetrice Martin]. He's a great DB coach and a lot of the players that have played for him that I've talked to like Quentin Lake and Xavier Bell, they tell me he's very good. I have a great relationship with him. I saw what he was able to do with Darnay Holmes to prepare him to play as a freshman and turn into a reliable starter. With the technique he teaches, it really helps defensive backs get better."

- California: "I have a really good relationship with coach Gerald Alexander and I know he's a great coach. When I first met him we really just clicked and I know I could relate to him. When I went up there for my unofficial visit, I really liked how genuine the coaches were. The facility is great and all the players I was able to catch up with told me it's a great place."

- Florida: "In my mind, Florida is DBU for players coming from California. I've been able to talk with coach Ron English quite a bit and I like what they do at my position. They are known just like LSU is for producing great defensive backs. I was pretty shocked when I got the offer, but I'm proud knowing I earned it. It's a great honor knowing they think highly of me."

- Oregon State: "Coach Greg Burns has NFL experience and, when I went up there for an unofficial, he knew what he was talking about. He has coached a lot of great defensive backs and I know he would be a coach that I could learn a lot from in my development."

- UCLA: "I'll be up there again right after the dead period is over. I camped with them last month and the offer right after was very big. Coach Chip Kelly came up to me and told me he loves the way I compete. Coach Paul Rhoads has a lot of experience so I look at that knowing he could get me to the next level. I really want to get more familiar with the coaches. I just got the offer so for me it's about building a better relationship and getting a better feel for the school."

- Washington State: "I'll be going to Washington State the weekend of July 26. I'm definitely looking to spend time with the coaches and see what everything is like over there. I haven't been up there so I'll be looking at the area. Campus environment is very important to me."

Nimmo is the nation's No. 59-rated safety in the 2019 class and No. 80 overall prospect in the state of California, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

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