Nelson Getting Looks

Linebacker prospect Taylor Nelson from Camas, Washington is receiving some early interest. Nelson starred at inside linebacker for his Union High School team, and upon the heels of that season and a recent Junior Day visit, the interest in Taylor is heating up and bound to increase even more so this summer as he makes the rounds to the camp circuit.

Taylor Nelson is a 6-foot-2-inch, 225-pound linebacker prospect that starred in Union High School's 3-4 base defensive system a year ago. Nelson led his team in tackles on his way to being named as his high school region's Player of the Year, and he also earned First-Team All-State honors.

"I had a really good year I thought," said Nelson. "My team did well and I was able to put up some good stats. I don't know my stats off the top of my head, but I know that I did real good and was named as my region's Player of the Year."

While Nelson is yet to receive his first offer, that is likely to change as school after school is inviting him to various Junior Days and other recruiting functions. Oregon State was first on the list of schools that Nelson attended, and he liked what he saw.

"Oregon State is a great program," said Nelson, who visited Oregon State on February 7. "They have great facilities and I really like their coaching staff. I hope to hear more from them and hopefully they offer."

Nelson is also hearing from such schools as Washington, Washington State and BYU. BYU in particular has been showing a lot of interest in Nelson and has invited him to their next Junior Day function, which will take place on June 5.

"I'm definitely going to go to BYU and see what they got and how I like it," said Nelson. "Coach Lamb contacted me and I like him and what he has to say. I'm very anxious to learn more about BYU and more about all the other schools that are recruiting me."

Nelson lists Oregon State as his favorite right now, but readily admits that it may just be due to having visited the school.

"Oregon State is my favorite right now, but I really want to see what BYU has to offer," confirmed Nelson. "I've never been out there and I've heard good things, so I'm excited to visit there in June."

Part of the attraction Nelson may have for BYU is the fact that he is LDS. Nelson has definite mission plans and for that reason, among others, BYU could potentially become his new favorite.

"I'm definitely going on a mission, so I want to go to a school that will respect those plans," said Nelson. "Right now I'm pretty open. I just want to look around and talk to the schools that are interested in me and then decide."

Although he has no formal scholarship offers at the time, Nelson is hopeful that those offers will soon come.

"I really want to play in college and play for a good school," said Nelson. "Right now I'm going to do my best seeing which schools show interest, who offers me and then decide. It's still really early."

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