Arvell Nelson to Announce Today

No. 24 rated quarterback Arvell Nelson, of Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, will announced his choice later today between Tennessee and Iowa.

Inside Tennessee learned of his decision to announce during an interview on Tuesday evening.

"I'm going to announce my decision tomorrow (Wednesday)," Nelson stated. "That's what I think I'm going to do. I've been going through the whole recruiting process, talking to my family and coach, and they told me what they feel is best for me. Then I looked at and decided what I thought was best for me."

If the Vols do get the 6-foot-4, 180-pound signal caller, it won't be because they got any help from his Glenville teammates offensive lineman Bryant Browning, who visited UT last weekend or heralded cornerback Ray Small, who visited the Vols in December with Nelson.

"They committed already to Ohio State," Nelson said. "They just committed today. That won't have any effect on me."

As a senior, Arvell Nelson passed for over 2.500 yards and 33 touchdowns against only four interceptions to lead Glenville to a 12-1 record. As a junior he passed for 1.600 yards and 13 touchdowns despite missing five games with an injury.

Nelson has a smooth throwing motion and consistent release. He's mobile in the pocket and can buy himself time to find the open receiver. He would be a nice complement to the quarterbacks the Vols have on hand, and his upside is outstanding.

When asked if he would give us a hint as to his intentions, Nelson was very coy.

I know what I'm going to do," he said. "I'm going to let everybody know tomorrow."

Nelson and Nick Stephens are the Vols primary remaining targets at quarterback for the Class of 2006.


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