UCLA - An exciting prospect for the offensive line, he will get a look at left tackle during Spring Practice ... His combination of power and quickness is what caught the attention of the coaches during practices and scout team work.
2009 - Did not see game action in his first season in the program and has four seasons of eligibility remaining ... Offensive co-winner of UCLA's Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Irvine (CA) HS for coach Terry Henigan ... Played right tackle, defensive end and tight end ... Member of scout.com California 101 (No. 49) ... Rated No. 4 offensive tackle in the West and No. 3 in California by scout.com ... SuperPrep All-Far West No. 56 prospect ... Rated No. 58 California prospect by rivals.com ... Scout.com West Hot 150 (No. 75) ... PrepStar All-West Region selection ... Rated No. 24 offensive tackle by ESPNU ... Rated No. 47 offensive tackle by rivals ... Earned three stars from rivals.com and scout.com ... Rated No. 87 tackle by scout ... Named All-State Division II first team by MaxPreps ... CalHiSports.com All-State second team and Medium schools first team ... Named to GoldenStatePreps.com All-State third team and All-Southern California second team ... CIF-SS Southern Division first team on defense ... Named first-team All-Orange County offensive lineman by The Register ... Served as a senior captain ... Named 2008 team MVP ... As a senior, he was selected All-Pacific Coast League and Defensive MVP ... Played in the Orange County Prep All-Star game ... On defense, he was credited with 42 primary tackles, 48 tackle assists, 11 tackles for loss, eight sacks and one interception ... Also lettered one year in track (discus and shot put).
PERSONAL - Full Name: Nikolas Anthony Abele ... Born: March 5, 1991 in Mission Viejo, CA ... Parents: Rudy and Lisa Abele ... Has a brother, Sean, and two sisters, Lynn and Nikole .. Undeclared major.