Derrick Nelson A Fan Of The GT Coaching Staff

Offensive lineman Derrick Nelson has visited Georgia Tech in the past, but the 2012 recruit from Washington, D.C. is looking to make another visit this summer. Nelson and his recruiting coach, defensive coordinator Al Groh, have kept in touch since he received his offer months ago.

"I'm actually going to call him tonight," Derrick Nelson said. "I usually try to give him a call every week."

With the two staying in touch that often, it sounds like there's a pretty good relationship between the two. Nelson confirmed that the two have a good understanding for what the other wants, and the senior out of Archbishop Carroll High School is a fan of the entire coaching staff at Georgia Tech.

"The whole staff is very energetic, and I like that because it shows that they are fired up about the team," Nelson said.

Nelson has visited Tech in the past, and the good memories of that visit have stuck with him through his recruiting process. Among the positives that stood out the most were the campus itself and the way it didn't remind him of a school within a city, and just the way he said he could picture himself on campus as a college student.

As for future visits, Nelson said he has nothing set in stone yet, but would really like to attend a summer camp in July.

The offensive guard has run the wing-T offense in high school, but has never been a part of a true triple-option offense. However, he and the coaches are confident that he would be a strong addition to the Tech offensive line.

"I'm athletic and I know how to pull, and the coaches think that I'd be good at getting to the next level in the offense," Nelson said.

Nelson said that he has no set list of favorites, but he did say that he has had as many as three ACC schools in his top five.


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