Nelson cancels UCLA, will visit UF January 21st

David Nelson has cancelled his visit to UCLA, which was scheduled for January 21, moving up his visit to the University of Florida by one week.

"I'm going to Gainesville on the 21st," he said Friday afternoon at the final practice session for the West team before Saturday's US Army All-American Bowl Game at the Alamo Dome. "I want to make my visit and make my decision."

Nelson said that he's been talking daily to Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales every day, and that conversations have gone extremely well.

"I talked to him this morning," said Nelson. "He's very good about answering all of my questions. I really like him a lot."

David Nelson is a 6-6, 198-pound wide receiver from Wichita Falls (TX) Rider. He's rated three stars by and is fully qualified. Nelson is a two-star athlete at Rider, the starting center on the basketball team, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Nelson originally committed to Notre Dame, but opened the recruiting lines to other schools when Coach Ty Willingham was fired in South Bend. He remains a soft commit to Notre Dame, but has Iowa and Florida as finalists.

"We're ready to make a decision after his visit to Florida," said Roy Nelson, David's dad, Friday morning at the West practice session. "We'll go to Florida, talk to the coaches and see the school, then we'll make our choice."

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