April 6, 2009

Nelson still taking time in recruiting

As far as reputations go, Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Corey Nelson could be doing a lot worse.

The 6-0, 210-pound linebacker is a top ten prospect in the state of Texas and he's currently rated by Rivals.com as one of the nation's top 25 players.

In the recruiting world, Nelson is a made man. Yet that didn't stop him from attending Sunday's Nike Camp in Ft. Worth with a couple of teammates in an effort to test his skills against some of the top prospects from across the nation in the 2010 recruiting class.

"I thought I did pretty good,' Nelson said. "Coming out there today, I was pretty excited to compete against such great athletes. It was real exciting. It felt good out there. I got a chance to see practice different skills and show my different attributes.

When asked about the highlight of the day in his mind, he mentioned the one-on-one battles.

"For me, the best part was when we were doing the pass rush drills because that's when I was probably at my best," Nelson said. "I thought I did well in the tackling and pass rush drills. That's where I stood out the most because I was able to use my speed and my physical-ness.

As far as recruiting is concerned, Nelson's been taking a slower approach than so many of his peers that have already given oral commitments to various colleges, but it's a pace that Nelson prefers.

"There are a lot of great schools that are recruiting me," Nelson said. "I'm looking at all of them right now."

Although one recent online report indicated that he was leaning to the Texas Longhorns, Nelson reiterated on Sunday night two things:

A. He is very interested in Texas.
B. He isn't ready to announce that anyone is a public leader.

"Yeah, it wasn't quite what I was trying to say," Dixon said. "Texas is definitely one of the schools that I'm interested in. I can't write them down as No.1 through No.10. I guess it was just misinterpreted. I do like Texas a lot and they are a great school to me. There's nothing negative that I can say about them, but I'm still taking my time. I can see myself going there though."

When asked if he had a currently leader, Nelson replied, "No, sir."

Nelson currently has offers from more than two dozen schools, including Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Tennessee, LSU, Miami, Auburn, Oregon and Stanford.

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