Chris Nelson likes three early

Chris Nelson, quarterback from Theodore, Ala., projects to rank as one of the top recruits in the region in the class of 2011. Nelson has helped lead his team to a 5-1 record and a big region win last week against Murphy. He talked about the season and schools showing early interest.

"The season is going pretty good," said Chris Nelson. "We beat Murphy on Thursday night. We won in overtime. I believe I was 19-of-26 for 190 yards and a touchdown. We play Williamson this week at home.

"I feel like I have been doing pretty good overall this year. I feel like as each week passes by I am getting better. I have over 800 yards passing on the season, and I have three rushing touchdowns so far this year."

Nelson's reputation is gaining momentum with schools from coast-to-coast keeping their name in front of him with cards and letters.

"I have not received any offers yet, but I have been getting a ton of mail," he said. "I have been receiving interest from Alabama, Auburn, UCLA, Ole Miss and Illinois. I haven't been to any games yet. I plan on going to the Alabama-South Carolina game and Alabama-LSU game though."

Three schools quickly jumped out for Nelson when asked about favorites.

"I like Florida, Alabama and Auburn," he said. "Those are my top three schools right now. I don't really have an overall favorite. I like Florida a lot, but I have not received much interest from them yet. Hopefully that will change."

Alabama: "I like the way they run their school. They are a team. I think I could fit in real good up there."

Auburn: "I feel like I could fit in well with their offense."

Florida: "I like their team and offense. I like the spread. I like the kind of athletes they always have at their school."

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect expects his recruitment to focus on one position. He knows what he brings to the table and areas to improve.

"All the schools are recruiting me as a quarterback," Nelson said. "I feel like my arm strength and accuracy are my biggest strengths. I need to improve more on my footwork and technique."

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