Top Corner Loves Lubbock

Jonathan Nelson is fresh off of his unofficial to Texas Tech. We spoke with him about the atmosphere and how he feels about the school. Nelson has narrowed his list down to four schools and gave us the scoop on each one of his Top 4.

Two trips in two weekends. Jonathan Nelson is a busy man. After taking an unofficial trip to Norman two weekends ago, the hot recruiting commodity tripped down to the Hub City, Lubbock, TX, to check out Texas Tech.

Nelson said what stood out the most was the atmosphere. "While I was there, I had 15 people with me at all times. Coaches, the recruiting director, players, students." Nelson, whose father Bryan played for Texas Tech, said that "I hadn't been to Lubbock before, I had heard about Tech, but hadn't been to Lubbock." Nelson was pleasantly surprised. "I didn't know what to expect. There is no negativity towards Lubbock. It was great."

Nelson, who previously had a top five, informed us, "I want to change that. I have a top four now. They are OU, [Texas] Tech, Oklahoma State, and Kansas." Nobody leads at this point.

The 5'10.5" CB had this to say about each school…

OSU - "The coaches are trustworthy and I can relate to them. They told me I would not redshirt. I would get to play a lot."

OU – "They develop their players real well. They have a lot of draftees."

KU – "My former head coach is now the wide receivers coach at KU. They told me I could be the big fish in the pond, not the little fish in a big pond."

Tech – "Graduation plays a lot into Tech. They're graduating a lot of cornerbacks. I fit them well and they fit me well because of that."

Nelson elaborated on playing time. "I don't want to be greedy. I don't want to say if they can't offer me immediate playing time they're out. I also don't want to sit on the bench until my senior year. I want some playing time, maybe get my feet wet."


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