After spending two seasons at Winter Springs High just outside of Orlando, Fla., cornerback Brenton Nelson is finding a home at one of the top prep programs in Maryland in DeMatha Catholic. And considering he’s jumping from a program that went 4-6 last season to one littered with top talent, Nelson has been doing his best to fit in over the summer.
“I’ve been working on different football aspects, like my form, improving my speed and getting into the weight room,” Nelson told BadgerNation. “I’m trying to get used to my teammates and how they work.”
Because of that, and the fact that he participated in four events on DeMatha’s track and field team, Nelson has been quiet on the recruiting front. Having seen his recruitment slow down, Nelson visited Kentucky and Wake Forest and has done very little else.
“I really haven’t been paying much attention to it (recruiting),” said Nelson. “If coaches talk to me then they talk to me. I really haven’t been focused on it. I’m going to let my season do the talking.”
As are most Maryland prospects, Nelson is being recruited at Wisconsin by first year defensive backs coach Daronte Jones.
“He told me about the kind of corners they are looking for and how I fit that mold,” said Nelson. “They want DBs that are good in press coverage, have good ball skills and some speed … I consider myself an all-around corner. I’ve played both press and zone, so I like that about them. I also like the school.”
Rated a three-star prospect and the No.79 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, Nelson hasn’t decided when he will take his official visits.
“I know that’s bad,” he said, “but I’m going to try to pick them later.”