UF Visit Family Affair For Nelsons

Recruiting weekend at the University of Florida is a family affair for David Nelson, the 6-6, 198-pound wide receiver who got outstanding reviews last week at the US Army All-America Bowl Game in San Antonio.

"You don't get one Nelson, you have to get all of us," said David's dad, Roy Nelson, Thursday night. Roy played a year of college football at Texas before finishing his last three years of eligibility at Texas-Arlington.

The entire Nelson family is coming in from Wichita Falls, Texas, after a whirlwind week in which Iowa (Monday), Notre Dame (Tuesday) and Texas (Wednesday) all made in-home visits. Texas finally offered the lanky wide receiver a scholarship during the in-home visit Wednesday night.

"They're trying to make up lost ground," said Roy Nelson of the Texas visit. "They know they did us wrong."

David caught 32 touchdown passes in his final two high school seasons at Wichita Falls Rider. He's got 4.52 speed in the 40 and exceptional hands. He also has shown that he can go get the ball.

"Adjusting to the ball while it's in the air is one of the things I do best," he said.

Florida has been recruiting David non-stop and the Gators are in very good position to land this big-time pass receiver.

"We're making this visit and we're looking forward to seeing the University of Florida and what it has to offer academically and athletically," said Roy Nelson. "Everything we know so far has been impressive to us."

The Nelson family is quite close. The final choice that David Nelson makes is one that will be shared with his father and mother.

"That's the only way I would have it," said David last week in San Antonio. "This is the most important decision of my life and it's not one that I'm ready to make alone. My mom and dad will be making this one with me."

Fightin Gators Top Stories