Son of UFC CEO, Nicco Fertita earns full ride to Notre Dame

Friday, January 24, 2014

Success may just run in the family for Nicco Fertitta, who’s Dad is the billionaire owner of the UFC. Today Fertitta announced on Twitter that he was offered a full ride to Notre Dame University to play football:

We already know Lorenzo Fertitta is a billionaire a couple times over with Station Casinos and Zuffa. And the UFC CEO’s oldest son, Lorenzo Jr., was a star football player at powerhouse Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas and now plays for Villanova. Well, as it turns out, Nicco, Fertitta’s middle child, might actually be better on the gridiron than his brother.

Nicco, who also plays at Gorman, received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame recently – a full ride, he tweeted – and he already has offers from the likes of Hawaii and Boston College, according to Scout.com. The recruiting service has the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Nicco ranked as the 30th-best safety in the country and a three-star recruit. Not too shabby.

“It’s a great feeling for sure,” Nicco told Scout. “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. 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.”

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