Nelson Sets Up Official Visits

Corey Nelson (Skyline, TX) recently decided to take his 5 official visits starting in early October. Websider's Taylor Hamm talked to Corey about his decision to take his visits and got Nelson's side of things. Find out what Corey had to say about Mike Davis and when they both will be in Aggieland together in the tailgate!

Texas A&M jumped out to an early start in 2010 recruiting, landing some big names from the state of Texas in the spring and into the summer. None were bigger than the top linebacker in the state, Corey Nelson from Dallas Skyline who committed to the Aggies back in July over a who's-who of college football.

Nelson gives Coach Mike Sherman a playmaking five-star pass rushing prospect that adds much needed speed and aggressiveness to the defensive unit short on difference makers. He reminds observers of junior current sack specialist Von Miller who has emerged as the leading pass rusher in the nation through the first three weeks of the collegiate football season. The Skyline product has taken notice as well.

"Von has been tearing it up. He is an inspiration for me at the JACK position. The JACK is where I could see myself playing when I get to A&M," Miller said. "My ability to get to the QB is why I can see myself at the JACK. Whether or not my hand is on the ground, coming off the edge is going be a perfect fit for me at that position. "

But for now, his attention is focused on the current high school season and helping the Raiders to the state championship. Last season, Skyline was a regular season juggernaut loaded with D-1 talent and cruised into the regional final where they were upset by Round Rock Stony Point. Currently undefeated, Nelson feels that the Raiders can get even better to avoid any such hiccups this year. That sentiment also goes for his individual performances so far in his senior campaign.

"If I had to grade myself I would give my performance a C so far through this season," Nelson said. "I feel like there is a lot of room for improvement on my part."

It's that drive for excellence combined with his extraordinary quickness and speed that has every major college program recruiting him despite his early commitment to the Aggies. The blue chip linebacker has decided to take advantage of the recruiting process and schedule a few official visits to Stanford, UCLA, CAL, and Oregon, but insists that he's committed to Texas A&M and has the blessing of Coach Sherman.

"I'm just trying to have as much fun my senior year as I can. I've never been to California before and this is an opportunity to take a visit there and see what it's like," Nelson said. "Coach Sherman gave me his blessing to take the visits and I told him I am still committed to A&M."

In addition to a few trips out of state, Nelson has also scheduled his official visit to Texas A&M on the weekend of October 31 when the Aggies face Iowa State at Kyle Field. He will be accompanied by fellow Skyline teammate and A&M commit Dominique Patterson. Also, Nelson is hoping to bring one more Raider teammate to the game with him, highly touted receiver and LSU commit Mike Davis. Nelson and Davis are good friends, and they are both planning a visit together to UCLA in the coming months.

"I think Mike will be interested in A&M. He is keeping his mind open about where he wants to go at the moment," Nelson said. "I think when we get down there on October 31 for the Iowa State game, Mike will like what he sees. He's never been down to A&M before and I've been telling him how great the campus is—I think he is going to love it."

The Skyline Raiders will be back in action again this Friday when they tangle with the Dallas Molina Jaguars.

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