Nelson Will Narrow His List

Keanu Nelson, the 5-11, 165-pound defensive back prospect from Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino, says he'll narrow down a long list of schools by the beginning of school...

With many high profile prospects making early commitments, CB/WR Keanu Nelson from Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino is not quite ready to narrow his lst of suitors.

Nelson says, "I hope to have my list narrowed down to around five schools or so by the time school and this upcoming season gets rolling so I can focus immensely on both of them. At this point I still keep all schools open, so there are no favorites."

That has to be good news for the fourteen schools that have offered Nelson (5-11 165). Thus far Utah, Idaho, Stanford, Washington, Colorado, UCLA, San Diego State, Colorado State, Arizona, BYU, Washington State, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and most recently Northern Arizona.

He comments on the Lumberjack offer, "I did receive my 14th offer from NAU while at their tourney. Although I didn't participate, the defensive coordinator came up and talked to me for a few minutes, then before leaving said, 'This is our unofficial way of offering you". The letter came shortly to the weightroom in a few days."

So the million dollar question then becomes, what exactly is Nelson looking for in a school?

He has a good idea and has started to make unofficial visits to schools to see if they will make the cut. Nelson comments, "Many things come to mind when I look at a school. I definitely want to go to a very academically solid school, simply because it's been stressed my entire life and an education can never be taken away from an individual. Next is a solid football program as well considering that a football scholarship is what's being offered to me. I don't have a set point and time as to when I'm going to commit. However, I can say that I'm not going to rush things and I'm going to take my time with this important choice. I've seen UCLA's Spring game in the Rose Bowl and thought that it was great. The stadium was huge. I can only wonder what it's like to have it filled with fans. I've also participated I both ASU's and U of A's junior days and thought that both of them were great places. ASU had some very impressive facilities, as does U of A, but I felt the U of A event was a little more personable."

Stay tuned with Scout.com for more on this three-star prospects recruitment.

Nelson (5-11 165) was a standout on both sides of the ball last year for the Sabercats, being named a 1st team all-region as an all-purpose player after rushing for 571 yards and 7 TDs on 57 carries. He also caught 21 passes for 480 yards and 3 additional scores. Nelson is also a stellar DB, garnering 1st team all-region accolades on defense as well. Most schools are recruiting him as an athlete and Nelson says he could care less what position he plays stating, "I'd like to play where a team needs me the most, whether it be in the slot somewhere, DB or returning punts and kicks."

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