"I am playing defensive back, wide receiver and a little bit of quarterback," Nelson said. "I am playing defensive back and wide receiver this fall. Everyone is recruiting me as a defensive back. I prefer playing defense."
Beyond the seven on seven field Nelson is busy in the weight room and trying to get into shape. He is eyeing his role on both sides of the ball this fall and wants to be in the best shape possible.
"I will be in the weight room lifting a lot. I am running a lot too because I will have to go both ways this fall. I am also doing a lot of hip and footwork."
Nelson doesn't need a lot of help getting colleges' attention. His 4.48 40-yard dash time to go along with this height and ability have already earned him some pretty impressive offers. While the offer list is nice right now, it looks like it is ready to grow everyday.
"I am up to about six offers. I have one from Tulsa, Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona, Baylor, Houston, and Oklahoma State just threw their hat in and is talking to me about offering. I am talking to Colorado a lot. Same with Iowa and Iowa State. I talk with Nebraska a lot too."
The Cornhuskers haven't made an official offer to Nebraska, but to Nelson the conversations that he has had with their recruiting coach indicate that they are close. Nebraska does have a bit of a barrier in getting Nelson's real interest right now though because he just doesn't know a lot about them.
"Nebraska hasn't offered, but their close. I talk to Coach Jay Norvell a lot. They are talking to me about their program and how they would like me to come play defensive back for them. I am really open right now. I am just trying to go to school for four years and play. I don't know a lot about them."
Nelson is looking forward to playing both ways this fall. He has legitimate strengths that make him a force at either position he will play. "As a defensive back I'm physical and I can make plays. I am a big time tackler and I match up with taller wide receivers. As a wide receiver it's my strength and I have pretty decent speed. I am a pretty decent possession wide receiver."
Nelson recently took an unofficial visit to Baylor. He is also eyeing a potential visit to another school that has offered him. "I went on an unofficial visit to Baylor. It was really nice. I really like Baylor. I liked their campus and coaching staff. I am going to try and get to Arizona before the summer is over."
As far as official visits go, Nelson only has one set up. He is eyeing two teams as potential official visits, but is undecided about where he will spend the other two visits.
"I know that I am going to Nebraska on September 3. I am going to go there to watch them play Maine. That is the only one for sure. I will probably take an official to Kansas and Arizona also. I haven't figured out my other two."