Nelson playing the waiting game

Last month, Navarro College quarterback Adrian Nelson set up a visit to the University of Memphis for Nov. 17. t didn't fall through, though, and Nelson hasn't heard from the coaching staff at all since.

Last month, Navarro College quarterback Adrian Nelson set up a visit to the University of Memphis for Nov. 17.

t didn't fall through, though, and Nelson hasn't heard from the coaching staff at all since.

It was an abrupt cease of communication, especially because the Tigers were recruiting Nelson's teammate Marquez Clark, who recently broke the junior college record for receiving yards in a single season.

"They were recruiting me, but I guess they've been dealing with the coach about to get fired," Nelson said. "I haven't been hearing too much from them anymore."

Nelson said his coach at Navarro, Nick Bobeck, told him the coaching staff was backing off because of job security.

"(When) my coach told me that, it made me feel a lot better," Nelson said. "I heard they're worried about having a job and stuff like that."

While no decision has been made about U of M coach Larry Porter's future as the coach for the Tigers, many have speculated he will be let go after this season.

Nelson said in his conversations with Porter, his job status was never brought up.

"He never said (anything about) it," Nelson said. "I don't think he was expecting it."

Before Memphis stopped communicating with Nelson, the 6-foot-4 quarterback said he really had legitimate interest in the Tigers.

"Coach (Blake) Miller was upfront with me. He told me I'd have to come in and have to fight for a spot," Nelson said.

For now, Nelson is playing the waiting game until December. He said his coach has assured him quarterbacks get recruited late in the process, so he's holding out hope he'll pick up more interest.

"If nothing comes, I'm gonna go to Murray State," Nelson said.


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