A Trio of Schools Are Pushing Hardest for Tampa-Based 2018 DE Anthony Nelson

Three schools are going all in for the services of Tampa Bay native and 2018 sack artist, Anthony Nelson.

With no front-runners in place, 2018 edge rusher Anthony Nelson is taking a wait-and-see approach with three schools currently pushing the hardest for his commitment.

Nelson, who piled up 16 sacks during his junior campaign at Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit, is a recipient of nearly a dozen scholarship offers, including one from hometown South Florida,  

"Honestly, I don't really have a top school right now. I'm open to all schools," Nelson said. "Army, Navy and USF, they are probably recruiting me the hardest."

Not only is Charlie Strong's staff providing Nelson with the opportunity to extend his stay in Tampa, but they also envision him making a splash on the field sooner than later

"(Running backs) coach (Shaun) King is the man," Nelson said. "Coach Strong is really cool and I like him a lot. I like the way they treat you like family and care about you, but not just as a player.

"They have a great school and program ranked No. 12 in the country. They said I can be a difference maker, and that they really want me there and I can get the education I want."


Nelson, who will make his commitment after the 2017 season, plans to make full use of his time away from the classroom by journeying out to multiple campuses.

"I plan to go to a couple Ivy League camps this summer, and am also trying to visit Colorado State, Army, Navy, and maybe some other schools," Nelson said.

"Nothing is really in stone yet."

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Nelson's recruitment. 

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