Last week, Nelson received an official invite to the Texas Longhorn's junior day after a visit to Skyline by defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. Nelson now has plans to attend a pair of junior days in the coming weeks.
"I'm going to Texas A&M's junior day this weekend with Dominique Patterson. I'm also going to the University of Texas junior day February 8. I'm going to Texas just because of the fact that defensive coordinator Coach Muschamp came here and said they are giving me an invite. I'm also hoping to go to Texas Tech's too," Nelson said.
With offers from the likes of Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Stanford, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, UCLA, Miami, Oklahoma State, LSU, Nebraska and Oregon with one to come from Texas shortly, coming up with a list of favorites can be the toughest part. Nelson says he is considering everyone that has offered him and doesn't know when he will trim his list.
"Right now, I'm considering all of the schools that have offered me. I don't have an idea right now when I will cut my list down or decide if I want to stay in state or go out of state. Sometime around the spring or summer it will come to me," Nelson said.
The national 100 prospect says the University of Texas will be under serious consideration if they extend an offer in February.
"I remember during the season that my coach told me Texas would offer me after the season in February. If they do offer, I will consider them. It's a great school," Nelson said.
Nelson is currently in track workouts for the Raiders. He is using his first year in track to get faster.
"I'm in track this year. This is my first year to run and I'll probably run the 100 meters. I'm working on my speed. I making sure that I'm constantly working to get faster," Nelson said.
Nelson is one of several D-I prospects in the junior class. Skyline will field one of the more talented team in Texas in 2009 with Nelson, receiver Mike Davis, receiver Joseph Powell, outside linebacker Dominique Patterson, receiver/RB Tony Drake, receiver Demarcus Burks, quarterback Javia Hall, RB/S Adrian Lee, DT Rodney Williams OT/DT Demarcus Shaw and junior DE Anthony Wallace.