A three-star prospect with 16 offers, Ryan Nelson was in Boulder for the Buffaloes' Under the Lights camp in June. And during an interview with Scout recruiting analyst Greg Biggins this week, the Buena Park (Calif.) High standout said he is strongly considering taking an official visit to Colorado.
Nelson has already locked in official visits with Arizona (Sept. 17) and Virginia (Sept.24).
“I don't have any other dates set yet but I'm talking with Cal, UCF, Northwestern and Colorado,” Nelson told Biggins. “Along with UA and Virginia, those are all the schools recruiting me hardest right now and they have all offered.”
"I don't have a set timeframe for a decision but it will probably be after our season," he added. "I want to take all my visits during the season if I can and then I'll decide where the best spot for me is.”
Nelson previously told BuffStampede.com that Colorado offensive line coach Klayton Adams gave him a lot of attention during the Under the Lights camp.
“They were psyched about having me there,” he said. “I liked Colorado. It was really cool to see the campus and it was awesome to be coached by Coach Adams and be with my teammates out there. I really liked the scenery around the school and the way the school looked. I like the feel of the area with it being in a college town, so I really liked that idea of it."
While Nelson grew up playing baseball, he developed quickly in football. Just a year after picking up the sport, as a sophomore, he received his first offer. Nelson went on to earn first-team all-league and third-team all-county honors as a junior.
"Coaches like how I can move unlike a lot of other linemen that are very stationary and can't get out to block for a receiver," Nelson said. "They like the way I am putting on the weight and my frame allows for me to put weight on in, they say, a very positive way. I can put a lot of muscle on my frame instead of adding fat, so they really like that."