"I feel really good," Nelson said after Saturday's camp session. "I came and worked out for the first time this summer. This is the first camp I have been to. I just wanted to come out and compete, show out and show them what I am about. I just wanted to show them my skills and talent."
Nelson recorded the fastest 40 time of the day and one of the fastest times of the entire two weeks of camp sessions.
"The first time it was a 4.34," Nelson said. "They wanted me to run again and that time I ran a 4.21. I feel great about that, because I haven't run the 40 since my tenth grade year and that was a 4.5.
"After this track season, I just got faster. I just worked hard to get my time down and it worked out."
Speed and versatility is the name of the game for Nelson. The three star standout could help on either side of the ball and in the return game. On Saturday, he took the bulk of his reps under the watchful eye of Mississippi State wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales.
"It was good working with Coach G," Nelson said. "He taught me a lot of stuff. He talked to me about good route running and I just wanted to come out and make plays and show out."
Several schools have shown a serious level of interest in Nelson, with a handful extending scholarship offers.
With a strong showing in Starkville now in the review mirror, Nelson plans to take a few more campus visits over the course of the summer to learn more about his college options.
Next month, Nelson plans to return to Starkville to take part in Mississippi State's Big Dawg camp. The talented Nelson plans to work out at both positions again to see where he would fit should he elect to commit to the Bulldogs.
"They like me at both," Nelson said of his projected position. "I can play either one. I like playing receiver and DB."
Nelson reports that he plans to take his time and make his college decision after his senior campaign. Simmons High had a big year last fall and Nelson expects the squad to pick up where they left off.
"I am expecting another big season," Nelson said. "Hopefully this year, we can make it to state. Last year we were one game away. This time we hope we can pull through and win the state championship."