The 6-foot-5, 293-pound Nelson worked as an offensive lineman at the camp, where he forged a strong relationship with position coach Damian Wroblewski.
"It was great," Nelson said. "I learned a lot at the camp. From the first session, we went into the film room and Coach Wrobo pointed out lots of my mistakes and I got to fix it the second session. I learned a lot from him."
The film session, Nelson said, was something that stood out about the camp. Wroblewski is in his first year at Rutgers, but coached at FCS powerhouse Delaware for the last five seasons.
"He's a great coach," Nelson said. "I like his coaching style. He's a funny guy too, easy to get along with."
Rutgers is a familiar site for Nelson, who has been on campus multiple times. Between his interactions with the staff and Rutgers being heavily involved in the recruitment of teammate Josh Kecko, Nelson feels a solid comfort level with the program.
"I like Rutgers and the campus a lot," Nelson said. "I love the Hale Center. It has everything a football player needs, academics, a team meeting room, weight room, just everything."
Nelson holds verbal scholarship offers from Rutgers, Boston College and soon-to-be Division I program Old Dominion. He is also receiving interest from Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Miami and North Carolina, he said.
Nelson has the ability to play on either side of the ball at the college level, but has no preference in terms of offense or defense at this time.
To Nelson, a scholarship and chance to play football is enough and getting picky about a position is not something he plans to do.
"I'm pretty sure that Rutgers wants me to play offense," Nelson said. "It doesn't matter. I like both."
Nelson ran the fastest 10-yard split at the Big Man Academy, where he was one of the top underclassmen on campus. He has no other visit plans set in stone for the summer, but may go to more camps, he said.