"He has become a very good leader," said Kendrick Stewart, the team's offensive and defensive line coach. "He has helped me a lot. He coaches some of the guys and he's talking to the guys a lot. He's so respectful and so accountable. He has been tremendous this spring. Chris is just a great kid and a great player."
Stewart knows a thing or two about the position. Back in the Class of 2005 he was one of the elite recruits in the state of Florida as he was a star defensive tackle from powerhouse Lakeland before playing for Florida State.
"Chris definitely has it," Stewart said. "He has a great motor and can runs stuff down. He can play at the next level. There's no doubt in my mind. And he could be a defensive tackle or offensive lineman."
Nelson, 6-foot-2 and 285-pounds, has great feet and athletic ability. He's nimble, agile and can really move and pull in the run game as an offensive tackle for Victory Christian.
North Carolina State was at the school on Wednesday and the Wolfpack could be close to an offer.