Two Talking To Nelson The Most

ERIAL, N.J. -- Timber Creek linebacker Neal Nelson said he is talking to two schools the most.

Since linebacker Neal Nelson transferred from Buena (N.J.) High to Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek in the spring, his recruitment has taken hold.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Nelson saw his offer list grow to nine, and two schools – UCF and Pittsburgh – are showing the most interest while Maryland (no offer) and Louisville are in line for visits.

"The University of Central Florida and Pitt, they're the top two schools I talk to the most," Nelsons said. "I go to UCF on June 21, and I know as a football program, they've been stepping up. I definitely have a lot of interest in the University of Central Florida."

Nelson already camped at Pittsburgh and Maryland with his team, and came away with strong feelings about each school.

"I'm going to go check out Maryland again. They should be offering me soon," Nelson said. "It was beautiful there. The facilities …Maryland, it was beautiful there. That's why I'm very interested in them. What really jumped out about Maryland was the campus. It's real nice. I didn't expect it to be like that."

Maryland is the future home of Timber Creek cornerback Kareem Ali, who committed last week.

Pittsburgh is the future home of Timber Creek receiver Adonis Jennings, who signed in February, and Jennings was talking to Nelson a lot about joining him there recently.

"He was in my ear. He was telling me a little about Pitt. He was telling it's a good opportunity if I want to get to the next level because, No. 1, they share the same facility as the Pittsburgh Steelers, and you get interaction with NFL players.

"No. 2, (linebacker) coach (Matt) House was coaching for the Carolina Panthers and the (St. Louis) Rams, so he has NFL experience. I feel like out of all the coaches, he has the highest expectations for me."

Nelson also enjoyed the feel of campus.

"I was impressed," he said. "I know it was in a city, but I didn't expect it to be like that. It's a nice city, a high-class city. I toured the stadium. I love it."

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