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Class: 2021

Position: Running Back (Team Captain)

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 190 lbs

GPA: 4.00 7th Semester / 3.90 Cumulative


First 7 Semesters


Spanish 5, 6 Grades not included (A, A)

HUDL Film:

NCAA ID#: 1910709406

Phone: 858.226.4127


Twitter: @NGardinera

Parent: Marlon Gardinera

Parent Phone: 619.520.3997

Parent Email:

Anticipated Level: Div I - FBS, FCS, Ivy League

Shown Interest:

Wake Forest, Fresno St., Nevada, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Weber State, Penn, Brown, Columbia Univ, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of San Diego, Dixie State, Valparaiso (Offered), Carnegie Mellon (Offered), Lake Erie (Offered)

In the Classroom

In his fifth, sixth, and seventh semesters, Nicholas had a 4.0 GPA.  Nicholas is also on the 2019 Union-Tribune All-Academic Team.  He has a cumulative GPA is 3.85.  He has taken both AP and dual enrollment college courses and will be going to college with completed units. Nick will be taking the SAT in the fall of 2020 and will update this profile as soon as his score is available.

On the Field

Nicholas had a great junior season as a second-year starter.  It was a record-breaking season for the team; a highly ranked, undefeated (12-0) team heading into our first CIF-San Diego Championship, and a year's personal bests and school records for Nick at running back.  Here are a few of the numbers/highlights from his junior season:

2019 Highlights/Stats:


1,783 Yds - 24 TD's (Rushing)

198 Yds - 2 TD's (Receiving)

1,981 All-Purpose Yards

Best Attributes

Elusive/Hard to Bring Down

One Cut/Jump Cut to Quick Burst

STRONG and Very Athletic

Great Hands

Dedicated, Hard Working

Son of a Head Football Coach &

Division I Athlete (Oklahoma State Univ)

Top 3 - #2 CIF-San Diego

(Rushing Yards)

Top 5 - #4 RB in So. California

(Scorebook Live Ranking)

Top 10 - #8 MaxPreps in CA

(Rushing Yards)


All-City Player of the Year


All-CIF San Diego Section

(Scorebook Live)

Offensive Player of the Year

(Team - 2018, 2019)

So. Cal Player of the Week

(Scorebook Live)

All-Academic Team

(San Diego Union-Tribune)

The Future

Nicholas is a 2020 team captain and leader in a football program that is relentless about SCHOOL FIRST. As a result, the team GPA is 3.71 as they are held to the highest standards in preparation for success at the next level on and off the field. They reach their goals with study hall, peer tutors, grade checks, and relentless accountability.   They recognize and appreciate the privilege it is to be a STUDENT/Athlete and they are prepared to succeed at both.

Additional Contact Information

Head Coach: Marlon Gardinera

Phone: 619.520.3997

Twitter: @CoachGardinera


Scripps Ranch High School

10410 Falcon Way

San Diego, CA 92131

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Todd Durkin

Phone: 619.889.6784

Twitter: @ToddDurkin


One of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the nation.  Clients include

Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, LaDanian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles among many others.

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