The 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect is being recruited as a linebacker by most schools.
"I like Rutgers a lot," Nelson said on his upcoming visit. "I've been keeping in touch with coach Wilson. He seems like a good guy. I like him a lot."
Rutgers hosted Nelson on an unofficial visit during his junior season. Nelson enjoyed a 50-yard seat to the Rutgers 23-20 victory over Temple in October.
"I've been down there once and I got to see a football game," Nelson said. "I liked the atmosphere. It's not bad. … That was a big play they made on fourth down in that game."
Old Dominion was first to offer Nelson, and Fordham followed up Tuesday with a verbal offer.
"[The coaching staff] was telling me how they finished in the top 10 every year for the past three years, and he believes they can compete with any FCS (school) in the country," Nelson said.
Delaware and head coach Dave Brock are close as well, and will host him on an unofficial visit this spring.
Unlike Rutgers and ODU, Delaware is recruiting Nelson to play on offense.
"I'm really interested in what he (Brock) is doing with that program," Nelson said. "From what I've heard and what they did in his first year, it seems like big things are coming their way."
"I haven't heard a lot with them yet, but one of my trainers at a speed camp I go to in Maryland has some connections there," Nelson said. "He just said I should go down and get a look at them and learn more about Maryland." Nelson logged 76 tackles and four sacks as a junior with Buena. He scored four touchdowns offensively for the 5-5 South, Group 2 squad in 2013.