Bruins Watching 3-star OL Ryan Nelson

Mar. 22 -- Buena Park (Calif.) offensive tackle Ryan Nelson is in double-digits for offers and more schools will be by to check him out in the spring, including UCLA...

Buena Park (Calif.) offensive tackle Ryan Nelson (6-5, 243) is one of the Southland's top offensive lineman and has 11 offers already.

And Nelson could end up adding a few more from the Pac-12 before it is all said and done.

"I have offers from UNLVUtahColorado StateArizonaCaliforniaArizona StateNebraskaWashington StateVirginiaNevada and Yale," said Nelson.  "And I've talked with USCUCLA and Oregon."

Nelson said he thinks that next offer could be close.

"I'm really just waiting on whoever is next, but I think another offer could come soon," said Nelson.   "We have a bunch of guys with different offers from different schools so a lot of coaches will be coming by this spring."

The two local schools haven't offered but Nelson is talking with them.

"I went to USC for their Junior Day and it was nice," said Nelson.  "I met Coach (Neil) Callaway and he was really cool.  Really, the whole staff is cool.  They really made sure to show they're interested."

UCLA has also picked up their interest in Nelson.

"I got an invite to their game against Arizona State last year and I'm really interested in UCLA," said Nelson.  "It will be really interesting to see what happens with them, but I could do their lineman camp."

Nelson plays left tackle for Buena Park and said all of his attention is coming for offense.

"I'm at 243 right now, but was sitting at 260 then I lost weight, but I'm trying to get to 275," said Nelson.  "I want to be able to keep my athleticism and agility.  And that also helps when you're heavier and stronger so I'm trying to get that weight back on.  But schools like my size and like me as a tackle."

Nelson doesn't plan to make a decision any time soon.

"I'd like to make it before the season, but if I'm not ready, than I will take all five of my trips," said Nelson.

Academically, Nelson has a 3.4 core GPA and took the SAT earlier this month.

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