Nelson Headed to Orlando

Crestwood linebacker Maurice Nelson saw his high school career come to an end this past Saturday when he suited up for the last time in the North-South All-Star game in Myrtle Beach. In this report, Nelson talks about some of the other players he talked to last week, as well as his clear cut leader.

For senior linebacker Maurice Nelson, the fun is only just beginning. Now that his high school career has officially ended, he'll have the opportunity to focus on the next stage of his life.

College- and more specifically, which one to attend.

This is the point in the recruiting process where things start getting hectic and coaches start getting antsy. Are the Tigers still his clear leader?

"Yes, Clemson is still my leader, there's no changing on that," said Nelson. "I'm not going to Vanderbilt, I cancelled that trip, but I'm still going to Georgia, Maryland, and South Carolina, as well as Clemson in January."

As far as the past week goes, everyone at the North-South All-Star game had a good time.

"We had a good time, we talked a good bit about recruiting and the colleges you know. We also went out to eat at a bunch of places and played video games and cards. It was just a good time," said Nelson.

And which players were talking the most?

"Let's just say I talked with Tremaine Billie and Marcus Howard a good bit, we'll see what happens from there," Nelson said. "I think I made a good impression on both of them."

Nelson also spent a good bit of time with Marlboro County QB Syvelle Newton. "In the end I think he's a South Carolina boy, but he had some good things to say about Clemson too. All of us had a good time hanging out the past week," added Nelson.

The Nelson family will leave this weekend to go down to the Tangerine Bowl, and Maurice is excited about heading down to Orlando.

"Yeah we are packing up the car and going down on Saturday. I'm not going up to the Shrine Bowl, but it will be great getting down to Orlando."

Nelson added that he'll wait until all of his official visits are completed before announcing a decision. We'll continue to keep you updated on Maurice Nelson, right up through signing day.

CUTigers Notes:
The coaching staff still likes Nelson as a rover, and he's indicated on more than one occasion that he could see playing time as early as next season. He played well in the North-South game and he continues to show outstanding athletic ability, as well as solid strength.

There's little doubt that the Tigers will be awfully tough to beat coming down the home stretch, and that's obviously great news for Clemson fans. Stay tuned to CUTigers.com for the absolute latest news on one of the Tigers' top prospects.

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