Fat Tuesday: Nelson Lands Four Offers

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic class of 2014 offensive lineman Quenton Nelson had a big day Tuesday when he landed four offers. He then spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about those offers, as well as a few others he picked up recently, and gave his thoughts on what he wants in a school.

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High offensive tackle Quenton Nelson had a sensational Tuesday as four programs – Miami, North Carolina State, West Virginia and North Carolina – each offered him.

And there was one common thread.

"I sent all four of them my highlight film and I guess they liked it," Nelson said. "It's pretty amazing. When you get four offers in one day it's pretty crazy."

Those offers are in addition to ones he recently received from Ohio State and Maryland in the last week. Penn State, Rutgers, Boston College and Old Dominion previously offered Nelson.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Nelson understands his recruitment has intensified after tape of the first month of the season, and he is starting to formulate what he will look for in a college.

"I want good academics," he said, "a good football program and the relationship I have with the coaching staff, especially my position coach."

Nelson has been to a few campuses – Rutgers, Penn State and North Carolina – but is hearing from each coach the importance of getting to their school to check things out.

"They all say, ‘You have to see the campus,' " Nelson said. "What I hear from all the coaches is they're all beautiful campuses and I just need to go down there and see and I'll fall in love with it just like they did."

Nelson already visited Rutgers this season. He is tentatively set to visit Penn State (Oct. 27 vs. Ohio State) and Ohio State (Nov. 24 vs. Michigan), neither are set in stone.

As for his recent run of offers, which began with Ohio State, Nelson expressed what he knew about each one.

Miami: "I was on the phone talking with him and I know Miami has some great skill guys. They have (running back) Duke Johnson. He's a beast, and it would be awesome to block for him and it would be an honor to play for such a good coach like Al Golden. He did great things at Temple and he's rebuilding Miami in the powerhouse they once were."

West Virginia: "They have the No. 1 offense in the country and it would just be a pleasure to play with that offense and for that coaching staff. They average ridiculous amount of points every game."

North Carolina State: "I don't really know that much about them but I look forward to learning about their program. I know they're having a pretty good year. They lost two games, to Tennessee and Miami. They lost to Miami at the end of the game, and they beat Florida State. They're looking like a good program right now."

North Carolina: "They have a beautiful campus. I've been down there before, but not for football purposes. It was for basketball when I was younger. They have great academics. I got to talk the offensive line coach (Chris Kapilovic), the head coach (Larry Fedora) and my recruiter, (assistant coach David Duggan). I enjoy talking to all three of them."

Ohio State: "They have a great coaching staff with coach (Urban) Meyer. I have a great relationship with their offensive line coach, (Ed) Warinner. I call him every week. And they're undefeated. Every recruit wants to see that."

Maryland: "I like the coaching staff there. (Assistant) coach (Keith) Dudzinski is a cool guy. He's my recruiter. They have some sick uniforms and Maryland is a nice place."

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