When Mike Davis committed to the Tigers last month, the pledge came as a surprise to most.
"Mike's commitment is pretty big, and I congratulated him for it," he said. "With him at LSU, that is a big opportunity for me. I like it a lot for him, but it still has a little impact on me, so I definitely am thinking about it."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound outside linebacker said that, while the Tigers are in the mix, the pressure is building with new colleges each week.
"My recruiting process has been pretty good, and I am still enjoying it right now," Nelson said. "I do not have a particular list of where everyone is sitting at, because I still have some interest across the board.
"I have more than 30 offers, but the hard work does not pay off until I complete the process and win state next season."
Though his offer sheet is long, the Tigers will remain on the Dallas native's short list.
"I am checking out LSU on April 18 for the spring game," Nelson said. "Mike is going to get down with me, and I want to get a chance to just take in the schools and players and coaches and see how it makes me feel."
What is keeping the Bayou Bengals in the mix for the 4-star?
"The biggest thing with LSU is that they can win," Nelson said. "They won a couple of national titles, and that is the biggest thing for a player.
"You also hear about the great coaches that LSU has, so I am looking forward to finding out more on that front," added Nelson. "If I can get a feel for them, the players and just the overall atmosphere then it will be a good trip. If I went to LSU for college, I just want to know what to expect."
Nelson, who racked up 156 tackles, 12 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss, eight blocked punts, five forced fumbles and four pass break ups last season, said that he will visit Oklahoma next Saturday for the Red and White game.