"In my junior college I learned to play my position by watching (current Miami Dolphins tight end) Charles Clay and that is someone the Arizona State coaches coached at Tulsa. So I know I can fit in this offense."
The 6-3 240-pound De'Marieya Nelson played a multitude of positions at his school, including wildcat quarterback, running back, wide receiver and obviously tight end. He rushed for 557 yards on 107 carries and scored eight touchdowns last year, as well as two receiving touchdowns.
"I'm a dynamic physical player," Nelson said in a previous interview, "and I can make plays not only from a slot position but also run the ball some. So I'm like a bigger back that can do multiple things.
"The 3-back position is a very hybrid position and a very unique position. It's one position that can do the work of multiple positions of a tight end, wide receiver and running back. Not many people can do all of that and it requires a lot. I really like how they use in their offense."
"They were all excited and fired up," Nelson said, "and they welcomed me to their family."
Nelson is a two for two player in terms of eligibility.