3-star Florida DT plans visit

Monte Nelson is one of Louisville top defensive tackle targets in the Class of 2013 and the three-star prospect from Plantation, Fla., told InsideTheVille.com he will "probably" visit Louisville in July.


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Monte Nelson is one of Louisville top defensive tackle targets in the Class of 2013 and the three-star prospect from Plantation, Fla., told InsideTheVille.com he will "probably" visit Louisville in July.

A 6'2, 320 pond defensive lineman, Nelson, who runs a 5.1 forty, has developed a solid relationship with Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt and appears to be strongly considering Charlie Strong's Cards a possible college option.

"I've been talking to him at least once a week," Nelson said. "Everything just seems great with Louisville. I'm interested because they're a young, up and coming team and I feel like they can do a lot. They're recruiting a lot of players from Florida. I know B.J. Dubose.

"After talking with Coach Hurtt it seems like it would be best if I took an unofficial visit to check them out. I just like Louisville, I'm high on their list and I would have a chance to come in and compete."

Nelson, who recorded 45 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior, is a physically impressive prospect who impresses with his aggressiveness in the trenches.

"They [UofL coaches] like my aggressiveness and the way I play the three-technique," Nelson said. "I'm very versatile and agile to help the defense. That's what they're looking for from a nose-guard in three-technique."

With offers from Michigan State, Wisconsin, USF, Louisville, Illinois, Missouri, Rutgers, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Indiana and Pittsburgh isn't wanting for options.

"Everything is going great right now," Nelson said. "I haven't gotten anything since spring but I'm satisfied with my offers right now. I had a Top 5, but now there is no longer aTop 5 [list]."

Nelson said he will get serious about making a college decision this fall and plans to take a few official visits before he decides on a school.

"Education, playing time and the depth chart [are important factors," said Nelson.

Nelson said he wants to major in broadcast communications.


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