"I now have an offer from LSU," said Nelson, who was Destrehan's leading rusher as a junior with 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns on 164 carries. "About a week ago I sent a text to coach (Larry) Porter (running backs coach) and then I called him. He said he was going to be bringing me some good news soon and then he later told my coach I had an offer. I haven't gotten it in writing yet so right now it's just a verbal but he said I'd be getting it in writing soon."
With the verbal from LSU, Nelson (5-11, 195, 4.6) said that he has four offers but two more SEC powers are hinting that an offer is in the works.
"Now I have LSU, Ole Miss,
Louisiana Tech and
Nelson said that with five Division-I prospects on his team there have been a lot of coaches calling and stopping by school this spring.
All of the interest can make the recruiting process a little more difficult but he said that he has some schools that he is keeping a close eye on.
What is it that stands out with the schools on his list?
Louisiana Tech—"They have one of my old coaches there and they mainly run the same offense we run too."
LSU—"That's close to home and they like to play a lot of running backs. I've got a good friend (Jai Eugene) on the team and he says he loves it there."
USC—"Thy have been real successful and seem to always recruit the best players in the country."
Auburn—"They have a tradition with running backs and have talked about how they would use me."
Arkansas—I talked to coach (Roger) Herring after he came down here and he was just telling me about how it is and how I need to come to camp."
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