After landing five offers from Pac 12 area schools throughout the recruiting process, 2017 Buena Park high school (Cali.) offensive tackle Ryan Nelson has become a national recruit. Nelson received an offer from Nebraska last week.
“It was a good offer. I wanted to have opportunities to be recruited nationally, not just the Pac 12,” said Nelson. “I know a little bit about Nebraska.
“They intrigue me. What I found out was that Nebraska has the most academic All-Americans. They are leading by about 40 some I believe. Academically I want to be a history teacher, so the fact that it’s a smart school and not just a football school is definitely great.”
Nelson’s current offer list consists of schools such as: Cal, Utah, Arizona and Arizona State.
“I control my body well and know how to move as an offensive lineman. I really do a good job of keeping in front of offensive lineman,” said Nelson. “I called Coach Cav when he offered me. Coach said he saw a lot in me and that I fit their offense well. That is the reason he offered.”
Nelson says visiting Nebraska would be a “cool trip,” and while nothing is set up at the moment, it’s a place he would like to visit.
Buena Park has multiple Nebraska prospects/offerees on their 2016 roster. The Huskers have also offered tight end-wide receiver Taariq Johnson and wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins.