Huskers step up with offer to TX CB

You want an athlete in your secondary? Look no further than a player that ran a 4.32/40 at the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio earlier this year. He is up to 25 offers already and is keeping all of his options open. The Huskers have stepped up with an offer as well.

Speed kills and Jonathon Nelson has a lot of it. At 5-foot-10.5 and 170 pounds he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds. Not to mention that the standout from Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Summit also had the best vertical at the combine as well.

Nelson is up to 25 offers so it is getting difficult to remember them all so the list is at his house. "It's hard to remember them all," Nelson said. "I know Oklahoma, Texas Tech, LSU, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State and schools like that."

What makes Nelson such a special player is his desire to come up in run-support as well as defend the pass. His stats from last year aren't spectacular and it's mostly because he is just that good that teams did not want to challenge him.

"You have to remember that the defensive back on the other side of the field was 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds. I had 43 tackles, one interception, seven passes broken up, three forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries."

He was able to haul in all-district honors last season for a Summit team that made it to regionals in the playoffs last year. He also earned "Bones Club" honors from his team.

"I like to stop the run as well as the pass. The coaches that come to see my tape all say that they see from my film that it looks like I enjoy stopping the run game."

Nelson is holding 25 offers and is keeping his options open. At this point he is claiming no leaders. He has already made the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio and is unsure of the rest of his camp plans for the spring/summer.


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