January 21, 2010

Nelson plans one more official visit

Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Corey Nelson has been committed to Texas A&M since July but as a highly recruited linebacker, other programs haven't exactly left him alone. With Signing Day approaching in just over two weeks, Nelson remains committed to the Aggies and is done entertaining other programs, with one exception.

Dallas Skyline recruiting coordinator R.J. Bond talked to Nelson today about his college choices and Nelson has set up at least one more visit to Oklahoma this weekend and looks to be down to Oklahoma and Texas A&M for his final decision.

"When this process came about and he started taking visits and talking to schools, it was more or less that he wanted to make sure that he was making the right decision," Bond said. "[The commitment] was done a while back and time has passed and he just wanted to make sure all was right. When the coordinator left and all that transpired that was a big part of him making sure he made the right choice."

Several major programs have been actively pursuing the four-star linebacker and he has had some mutual interest in a few of those in return. Among them have been USC, Tennessee, Minnesota and North Carolina as well as some communication with Texas.

"He talked to a few schools and I believe there was a legit interest in a lot of the schools but at the end of the day Corey just told me that he didn't the he could go that far from home."

Previously Nelson had planned a visit to North Carolina this weekend but now it seems that Norman, Okla. will likely be his final official stop.

"He said it's just those two," Bond said. "It's Texas A&M and Oklahoma."

Nelson is rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and the No. 12 outside linebacker in the nation.


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