In early January, Jim Harbaugh made a stop at University of Detroit (Mich.) Jesuit during the first day of the open contact period and personally extended an offer out to their rising junior safety Scott Nelson. That offer sparked instant interest in the Wolverines and, on Saturday, Nelson traveled down to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit.
Running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley gave the in-state playmaker the full tour and gave him a greater understanding of what the Maize and Blue has to offer.
“It went really well,” Nelson told The Michigan Insider. “I was able to talk to Coach Wheatley a lot and he took me on a tour of Michigan and all of the places I would mostly spend my time if I were to go there. It was great to get familiar with everything and start to build a better relationship with them.”
“He talked to me about all the things Michigan has to offer and how it influenced his life and he was great! He was very helpful and gave us great information.”
The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has gained a further appreciation of the Wolverines following his visit and sees a lot of positives when looking at them.
“I’m very interested,” said Nelson. “It’s a great school and a great program. They got a lot of great recruits this year. Their facilities are great and so are their facilities.
Growing up, Nelson cherished the Spartans but is going into his recruitment with an open mind while considering all of his options and has no favorites at the moment.
“My uncle went to Michigan State, so I was a State fan, but I am being completely unbiased for my personal recruiting experience,” said Nelson. “No, I do not have a top list yet and I have to visit everywhere and see how the spring goes.”