Nelson Sets Notre Dame Visit

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic offensive tackle Quenton Nelson has spring plans, and it includes a trip to Notre Dame. He spoke about the Irish, and where things stand with an offer.

Quenton Nelson was already planning on being in Chicago for a visit to Northwestern, so he and his family figured it made sense for him to add in a visit to Notre Dame as well.

So, after visiting the Wildcats' campus April 3-4, he will spend the next two days visiting Notre Dame.

"I talk to coach (Harry) Heistand, the offensive line coach, (assistant) coach (Bob) Diaco, my recruiter, and (assistant) coach (Chuck) Martin," Nelson said. "They told me they really like my athleticism and they're really impressed with the combination of my athleticism and my physicality."

Nelson holds close to 30 offers, and is one of the top offensive lineman in the northeast.

The Irish are yet to offer the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Nelson, but that is not deterring for him when it comes to Notre Dame. He can play tackle of guard, and most schools are offering him with the idea he will start out at tackle.

"They said they have cut down their list of prospects for offensive line, and I'm still on it," Nelson said. "They say they're interested in me."

The visit will give Nelson a chance to look beyond the surface at the school. He is from the same area as Irish defensive back Bennett Jackson, but Nelson doesn't know him.

Aside from the basics, Nelson has little knowledge of the program.

"I know they have great alumni support, a great campus, a great campus atmosphere, great academics and great sports," Nelson said. "They really have everything there."

In the next month, Nelson also plans on visiting Boston College, Ohio State, Rutgers and Penn State. He is also trying to schedule visits to North Carolina, Duke, Vanderbilt and Tennessee.

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