Rated the No. 15 defensive tackle prospect in the country by Scout.com, Nero says, "I just try to use the talents that God has given me. I just try to use the good coaching I have received and play the way I was taught to play."
That coaching and his talent as a four star prospect allowed him to make 73 tackles with seven quarterback sacks and 14 other tackles for lost yardage as a junior.
Asked what he is concentrating on improving for his senior season, Nero says, "I think I?have worked on all of the areas I want to improve on. The main thing I am going to be concentrating on this summer is going in the weight room and work on becoming stronger."
Nero attended Auburn's Big Cat Weekend and says he liked it event. "I talked to Coach (Gene) Chizik and I had a good time," he says. "We didn't talk about football. The event was about having fun and really wasn't about football."
The defensive tackle notes that he was high on Auburn going into his trip to the AU campus and points out that has not changed. He says the Tigers and Alabama, where he plans to attend a camp on June 5th, are on his favorites list along with Florida and Arkansas.
"Auburn is a great school," says Nero, who points out it would be a good choice academically and football-wise if he chooses it. The tackle says he could have a decision on his college choice as early as sometime July.
Nero, who says he is an honor student at Escambia County High, notes that he hasn't decided what he wants to study in college. "I had said criminal justice, but that may change."