D.C. Offensive Lineman Camping at Rutgers

Archbishop Carroll High (Washington, D.C.) offensive lineman Derrick Nelson holds a quintet of offers, but more could be coming as the summer camp circuit begins. One of the schools he is hoping to earn one from is Rutgers, and he spoke to ScarletReport.com about the Scarlet Knights, and his chances of earning an offer.

Archbishop Carroll High (Washington, D.C.) offensive lineman Derrick Nelson is seeing his recruitment gain steam in the last two months, and one of the schools showing increased interest is Rutgers.

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Nelson holds five offers, and is hoping to earn another when he camps at Rutgers this month.

"They want me to meet the coach and come see the school and see if I like it or not," Nelson said. "They want me to meet with the coaches, interact with them, and see how everything goes, and if I'm a coachable guy from their standpoint. They're basically trying to evaluate me at the camp."

Nelson said he picked up offers from Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Kansas State, Tulane and Delaware and is also being recruited by Duke, Maryland and Boston College.

"Rutgers wants to see me and if it goes well, and I think it will," Nelson said, "I'll get an offer from them."

Although Nelson is from Washington, D.C., he said he does have basic knowledge of Rutgers.

"I know it's a great school," he said. "Shaun O'Hara went there. My grandparents are big Giants fans. That's a big plus for them. It's 30 minutes from the beach, 25 minutes from New York City. It sounds like a great school."

Most programs are recruiting Nelson as a guard, although there is talk of him playing tackle for Georgia Tech.

"They're seeing me as a guard or tackle, but then you have a school like Rutgers, which runs a pro-style offense," Nelson said. "They're looking at me as a guard because I pull really well. They say I'm really athletic."

Nelson is also camping at Georgia Tech and Boston College.


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