2009 guard likes his list of suitors

Roberto Nelson is starting to make a name for himself. The three-star recruit has played on a few high profile teams, with some high profile players and is getting seen by elite programs. There is still a ways to go in his recruitment, but it is starting to take shape.

Nelson claims he has no favorites, but is hearing from a number of programs including most of the Pac-10, plus Ohio State, Louisville and a few other schools. He also claims that North Carolina is starting to get in the picture.

Although it is still early, the 6-3 guard is happy with his list of suitors.

"I like the schools that are coming at me right now," Nelson said. "It is nice being recruited."

Not only does he not have any favorites, but he also states that he did not grow up with a favorite team. The same is not true of his father.

"My dad is from Columbus, so he rooted for Ohio State," Nelson explained.

When asked specifically about Arizona, the Santa Barbara High School product was all smiles.

"I like Arizona a lot," Nelson explained. "I like Lute Olson. They are great. A nice school, nice facilities. It's a nice campus I like it a lot."

Among the players Nelson has played with this summer are Arizona bound Brandon Jennings and Brendan Lavender and USC commits Demar Derozen and Percy Miller. Although these players are already slated to play at Pac-10 programs, they haven't done a ton of recruiting of Nelson.

"They talk about it, but they don't try to get me to go," said Nelson. "They joke about it a little bit."

Like many Southern California kids, Nelson is a Lakers fan and has paid a lot of attention to Laker greats both past and present.

"I like to watch Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson is my favorite player," said Nelson. "Can't beat those two."

Nelson is a versatile athlete. He loves to play golf and also plays high school football. He will play football his junior season but will likely skip his senior season to concentrate on football.

A decision will probably come before this time next year, but don't expect anything too, too soon.

"I plan on trying to get something done next year," said Nelson. "Try to get it done with. I'm just open right now, trying to look for the school that fits me best."


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