Recruiting: Nelson May Make Orange-White Game

One of the top speed linebacker prospects in the nation is right from the heart of "Big D" in Skyline High School product Corey Nelson. Nelson said he is going to try to make it to Stillwater, Okla., this weekend for Oklahoma State's Orange-White spring game.

"Yes sir, I'm thinking I might make it up to Oklahoma State," said Nelson. "However, I've got a busy schedule. I've got an Upper Bound Program that I need to make on Saturday, so it kind of depends on how long that is going on."

That is an academic program and Nelson is more than just a tremendous football player. He is also a gifted student that in contemplating majoring in engineering or journalism in college.

His list of offers, which now numbers more than 30 schools, includes some outstanding academic opportunities including schools that have excellent programs in Nelson's choice of majors. His latest offers have come primarily from the West Coast with UCLA, California, Arizona State, and San Diego State, along with Miami, Fla., and Auburn. Oklahoma State was among the schools that offered Nelson earlier.

"I'm just relaxing and enjoying the recruiting life," said the 6-1, 200-pound Nelson. "I have thought about how I'm going to go about making my decision, but I think I am going to take as long as I need to in order to find the right school. I will probably take it deep into the year and take all my visits."

Those visits could have him going coast to coast. "I'm considering everybody," he said. "All across the country it doesn't matter because I'm not stuck on staying close to home. I will consider them all."

Nelson said he is playing basketball and going through offseason to get ready for spring football at Skyline, which begins in May. He earned Associated Press First Team All State honors last season, along with being the District 9-5A Defensive Player of the Year with 156 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 5 fumbles caused, and an amazing 8 blocked punts.

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