May 20, 2009

Nelson adding visitors every day

It is always important for college recruiters to be seen and heard when they attend spring practices across the state of Texas. Even though the daily influx of coaches can eventually get to the point that prospects can't see the forest for the trees, the coaches keep coming (they are allowed two visits to a school) because there is always the chance that they can catch the eye of a recruit.

Dallas Skyline is one of those high school programs where the sidelines at a spring practice looks like a coaches convention. It's due to the fact that Skyline probably offers up enough college prospects to fill up one side of the ball alone. According to Rivals.com, 11 Raiders have already received at least one Division I offer and the fact that six of them have already committed somewhere hasn't slowed down the influx of coaches to the school.

Right now, the crown jewel on the Skyline campus is arguably four-star linebacker Corey Nelson. Not only does Nelson have so many offers from schools across the country that he has lost count, he is one of the five Raiders who have yet to verbally commit to a school. He calls coaches on a weekly basis and he gets a number of handwritten letters every day from some of the nation's top programs.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Rivals.com four-star prospects is ranked No. 39 in the 2010 Rivals100 and has scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas, Auburn, Colorado, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Stanford, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

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