Nelson's Stock Rising
Matt Nelson came into the winter undecided about his college sport. Football and basketball programs were pursuing the talented athlete from Cedar Rapids Xavier. Sometimes these situations have a way of working themselves out. That's the case for Nelson, who saw his gridiron stock rise steadily during the last month. San Diego State stepped forward in mid February with Nelson's first scholarship offer. Stanford and Yale's came a week later. Iowa and Iowa State jumped in with opportunities on Monday. "Once Stanford offered, I just all of a sudden got a lot more attention," the 6-foot-8, 240-pound Nelson said. "Stanford is one of the big-time programs out there." Nelson spoke with...
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