Nelson takes official visit to Texas Tech

As one of the top cover-corners in the JUCO ranks this season, College of the Sequoias CB Steven Nelson (6-0, 180) received a lot of attention and offers from schools very early in the process. In February he committed to Georgia and, while he remains committed to the Bulldogs, he took an official visit this past weekend to a Big 12 school and updated about where things stand...

"I just got back from my visit to Texas Tech and it was a great visit," Nelson told "They told us they have the biggest campus in the country and they even had a water park on the campus, so that was really a lot of fun.

"I really enjoyed just getting a tour of the campus and getting a feel for what it is like to be a player there. Cornelius Douglas was my host. We had a great time.

"Overall it was a great time and I really enjoyed myself there. It gave me a lot to think about."

In addition to his offers from Texas Tech and Georgia, Nelson also has offers from Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Middle Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oregon State and Washington State and he said he plans to take more visits in the future.

"I'm definitely going to see Georgia because they are the school I have committed to and I love the program there, but I know I want to take a visit to Oklahom and to Oregon State and then we'll see which other school I can visit," Nelson said. "Georgia knew I wanted to take my visits and they were fine with it. I have kept in touch with them a lot, so more than anything, this is just about me making sure I've made the right decision."

As a freshman this past season, while locking down one side of the field, Nelson posted 29 tackles, two interceptions and 16 passes defensed while starting every game.

"I played left corner, but most of the time they just put me on the (opponents') best receiver," Nelson said. "I like competing against the best the other team has to offer, so it was great experience for me."

Nelson is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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