November 5, 2008

State's top linebacker takes in A&M

Dallas Skyline junior linebacker Corey Nelson received his first offer from Texas A&M early in Mike Sherman's tenure as the new head football coach of the Aggies. Nelson was coming off of a sophomore season in which he was named to the Class 5A all-state team as a defensive end but due to his size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and speed, he was moved to outside linebacker in the spring.

So far, Nelson has flourished at his new position and has offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU and Oklahoma State to join the one from the Aggies. He has received invitations from multiple schools to take unofficial visits to their campuses and did so at Texas earlier this season. Last weekend, Nelson took his second such trip of the year when he went to Texas A&M for their game versus Colorado, a 24-17 victory for the Aggies.

"Everything was good," said Nelson. "I felt like I was right at home. There was a lot of excitement. The coaches made us feel like we were part of the team. It was really good.

"The game was really good. It was close. I was watching the linebackers and the defense the whole time. They played with intensity and they fed off of the crowd. It was real good."

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