Nelson previews Oregon in-home and official

Daytona Beach (Fla.) ATH Charles Nelson will see a lot of Oregon over the next week. What does he think of the program and where do they stand with two weeks left until National Signing Day?

Florida speedster Charles Nelson will be seeing a lot of Oregon over the next week. The athlete out of Daytona Beach, will visit with Ducks offensive coordinator Scott Frost tomorrow before hosting more coaches next week.

"It's just (Frost) tomorrow," Nelson said. "Then on Tuesday of next week, him, (receivers coach Matt Lubick) and (head coach Mark Helfrich) are coming down."

In-between the visits from the coaching staff, Nelson will take an official visit to Oregon, coming on the heels of a successful visit to USC last weekend. The Ducks came on late in the process for the 5-foot-9, 165-pounder, but he says that won't affect their standing compared to other schools.

"Everything was kind of late, but I was up for it and I really like the school, so I took the time," Nelson said. "I'm talking to them all the time and just building a relationship over the phone until we meet in person and sit down and talk face-to-face."

A good education and a chance to play early will be major factors in Nelson's decision, as well as living in a community that provides him with plenty of activities to take part in.

While in Eugene, Nelson, who is also planning on running track in college, will be seeing how the program and the facility will fit into that criteria.

"I'm going to talk to the track coach," Nelson said. "I want to major in business so I'll see if I can talk to the business professors. (I want to see) the facilities and everything, talk to everybody, take in what they say and go from there."

Nelson had nothing but compliments to say about the Oregon program, saying it was "top-notch". He noted that the offensive system was one he was already familiar with, having run a similar one in high school. With a reported 4.35 40-yard dash time, Nelson explained why he thinks he could be a weapon for the Ducks.

"I just feel like my strong point in playing football is my speed, and what I can do and how I can do it," Nelson said. "Oregon is recruiting me as a slot receiver to do those things and I feel like I can do it at the next level. So we'll just have to wait and find out."

Nelson will trip to West Virginia the weekend before National Signing Day. After that, he plans on evaluating all of his top four schools before making a decision, which could come before Feb. 5.

"I visited Notre Dame and I visited USC, and they were both really similar," Nelson said. "So I really want to take these next trips and compare them to those and go from there."


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