Dustin Nelson may have as much potential as many quarterback on the East Coast, but he needs a little coaching. At least that is what the Christchurch, Va. signal-caller believes.
"I spent my ninth and tenth grade years down in Georgia in a Wing-T offense, so I am just now coming into my position," said the 6-foot-5, 203 pounder. "I don't have a quarterback coach, so everything that I do is self-taught. I just watch the guys in the NFL and try to develop my own throw based on watching them."
At least one schools is talking to Nelson about possibly moving to another position, but that could be a tough choice for Nelson to make.
"Coach (Ed) Homer told me that West Virginia is ready to offer me now as a tight end. He thought that I was a quarterback all the way, but I said just get me a scholarship and I will go in there and compete first as a quarterback."
Nelson needs to make no apologies about wanting to stick to the position he has worked on for years. His reads on the field and decisions with the ball both scream that he has the ability to keep the ball in his hands.
"My pride and joy is at quarterback. The problem is that people think that I've just started to learn how to play the position. I learned how to read coverages so early and all I have to do is fix a couple of little things. If somebody can teach me, I think I will be okay."
Several colleges seem to agree with Nelson, as he is garnering quite a bit of attention from Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina in addition to West Virginia.
"This summer I have some camps that start on June 10 and go through June 15. I go to Georgia Tech, then Clemson, Tennessee, and then the Elite passing camp at Purdue."