August can't come fast enough for Lamar inside linebacker Michael Nelson. After being behind two seniors his sophomore year, his junior year was shelved after Nelson broke his leg. The 2011 recruit definitely feels that the circumstances have hurt his recruiting.
"I have no film really, so it's been tough," said Nelson to PonyStampede.com. "I have been trying to go to as many camps and combines as I can so I can get some exposure. I just have to keep getting my name out there. I'm just leaving all my faith in God for the camps this summer. I know it's kind of a job right now to get noticed."
Even without film, Nelson (4.71 forty) is being recruited by SMU, Kansas State, Arizona, Houston, and Louisiana Lafayette. His 5'11, 219 pound frame has to be intriguing to schools. When looking at the soon to be senior, you notice that he is very chiseled.
Last Saturday, Nelson made his way to SMU for the final spring practice.
"I liked it a lot. When we first got there, my mom and me sat down with Coach Reinebold, he was telling us about the program and what I wanted to major in," said Nelson. "I also met linebacker coach Joe Haering and the defensive coordinator coach Tom Mason. They were real nice and welcoming. Coach Mason said he will be at my school next week to see me in spring ball and it would be hard for them to offer me with out film, so I should go to the camps. Overall SMU is somewhere I can honestly see my self being."
So what is Nelson looking for in a school?
I'm looking to become a sports trainer, so academics are pretty important to me," said the linebacker. "The second thing is that I want some early playing time. I have been sitting out enough in high school."
PonyStampede.com will catch up with Nelson again during the camp season.