A nagging ankle injury during Nick Brigham’s junior season prevented the 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman from living up to the hype he generated as a sophomore starter for the Marist School in Atlanta. Senior year, however, was a different story.
Brigham, who committed to Maryland last April, was 100 percent healthy this fall – and it showed.
“It was definitely back to normal, no question about it,” said Marist coach Alan Chadwick. “He made the all-county team [and] has a good shot at making all-state.”
Behind Brigham, who played right tackle, Marist ran its way to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Georgia AAAA State playoffs. The War Eagles fell in the first round of the postseason, but it wasn’t for lack of effort on Brigham’s part. Chadwick said the future Terp “played very well.”
“He just did some great things,” Chadwick said. “The main thing is we’re an option-based team and we’re going to have to knock and push off the line of scrimmage. We had the guard he teamed up with, [and] they were one of the better guard-tackle combos that we’ve had.”