Montra Nelson: His Coach's Take

GoPokes.com interviewed the high school coach for each of the Oklahoma State commitments in the days leading up to National Signing Day. In this installment of "His Coach's Take," we visit with Bowie High School head coach Kenny Perry about Montra Nelson, a 6-4, 225-pound wide receiver.

What are his strengths as a football player?
Kenny Perry: Well, he's got a big body at 6-4, 225 pounds, and he can move around pretty good. He's got big hands, and catches the ball in space real well.

What do you believe will be his biggest challenge in going from high school to playing in the Big 12?
Kenny Perry: I think the whole speed of the game is a challenge when moving from high school to college. I think he can handle it. He loves college football, and he did his homework. He knew Oklahoma State was going to be a good place for him.

Was there one game, or maybe even one play, during his career that you'll always remember?
Kenny Perry: Not really because he did everything. He was just such a physical kid that can go do the field to get the ball or he can go get the ball over the middle.

What are three words that describe him as a football player?
Kenny Perry: Real. Big. Physical.

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?
Kenny Perry: I think he likes the direction the program is going, and he really likes Coach (Doug) Meacham.

What type of impact to you expect him to have on the OSU football program?
Kenny Perry: I think after a year of being there and learning the ropes he's going to be a real good college football player.

Over the course of his college career, whether it be four or five years, what do you expect him to accomplish?
Kenny Perry: I just think he's going to grow into a good football player. I can see him being a big receiver for Oklahoma State. He doesn't have Dez Bryant speed but he's definitely got the body.

What will you remember the most about coaching him?
Kenny Perry: Just how far he's come, as far as (starting out) being a quarterback to a receiver, and how far he's grown in that position.

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