"I felt like I was their No. 1 guy," Nelson said. "They stayed supportive and me conversating with them, we'd just talk. They didn't care about just getting me up there, they cared about me as a person. I got a good feel from the whole coaching staff, especially from Coach White."
The Jackson Panthers guard averaged 17 points a game as a junior. In the end, he committed to the school that was on him the "toughest."
Nelson looked hard at the Rebels style of play and saw himself in the mirror.
"The style that Coach Kennedy runs, they get up and down the floor and that's the type of ball that I play. In Murrah, that's what we do. Ole Miss, they're good at their system. I'm close to home and anybody can come see me in the state."