Maurice Nelson (LB/SS)

TSW takes a look at speedy SC Linebacker Maurice Nelson from Crestwood High School.

Name: Maurice Nelson
Position: Linebacker
Hometown: Sumter (SC)
High School: Crestwood
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Speed: 4.5
HS Graduation Year: 2003

TSW Bullet Points:

  • Plays both strong safety and linebacker
  • great speed 4.5-40
  • Does well blitzing or dropping into coverage
  • Bench Press - 315; Squat - 500; Power Clean - 275; GPA - 3.3

    Scouting Report - March 27, 2002: Maurice Nelson is one of the top defensive recruits from the state of South Carolina. He is exceptionally fast for a linebacker. Crestwood also utilized him as a Strong safety which shows his athleticism for a big man. He is just as comfortable blitzing as he is in pass coverage. Nelson recorded 141 tackles and 5 sacks last season as a junior.
    Nelson's older brother, Rosevelt, is a red-shirt freshman at Clemson. Do the Tigers have the best shot at landing him? Maurice told Jamie Newberg in a recent interview, "I am pretty open right now. I like Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and NC State. I am looking at coaching staffs and for a chance to win a National Championship. I would love to play with my brother but I have to wait and see what is best for me."

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