Lorenzo Fertiitta’s Son Nicco Fertitta Offered Full Ride To Notre Dame For Football

January 23, 2014 6:25 am by Daneul Summers

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta’s middle child Nicco Fertitta has been offered a scholarship to play football at one of the most respected schools in the nation when it comes to the gridiron.

The “undersized” Nicco, at only 5’9″ 200lbs, has gotten flak for being his size and playing safety. However, he took to Twitter recently to not only call out those “haters”, but to also announce the offer for a full ride scholarship from Notre Dame.

Nicco’s older brother has already been noticed as a star on the field. He currently is playing for FCS Villanova. This opportunity is not the only offer that has been presented to the Nicco, as Boston College, Hawaii, and Utah have all offered him scholarships.

Nicco is going into his senior year at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV. The same school in which his brother gained his stardom. And though Notre Dame is a huge prospect he stated that he isn’t counting any other school out just yet.

Nicco took some time with Scout.com, according to Mark Raimondi of Fox Sports, stating that,

“It’s a great feeling for sure. Notre Dame is a big-time school and it just kind of shows that all the hard work I’ve put in is paying off,” said Nicco. “I’m not looking to make an early commitment or anything right now. I’m still open to every school and haven’t even thought about cutting my list down but the offer from Notre Dame is definitely a big one for me for sure.”

Nicco’s dad Lorenzo has made billions off of his work in the casino business and Zuffa. And although money is no issue with the family a full ride scholarship is still something to be proud of.

The Fertitta’s are prepared for the issues that people are sure to have with Nicco getting said full ride due to the immense success that his father has attained over the years, but it is Notre Dame’s choice to whom they give their scholarships to.

The added pressure of being a Fertitta is most likely going to hang over Nicco’s head for the rest of his life. It’s something he’s just going to have to get used too. His best chance is to do what Lorenzo did and try his best to outshine his own father.

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