June 3, 2009

Nelson talks Texas, summer camp plans

In the current age of college football recruiting, the early bird gets the worm more often that not.

As schools rush to lock up the foundation of their 2010 recruiting classes in an effort to stay one head of the curve, most of the state's top prospects have already made college decisions. In fact, if you take a look at the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100 for 2010, you'll see that 13 of the top 20 players in Texas have already given verbal commitments.

One player that hasn't been swept up in the early commitment craze is Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Corey Nelson, who is ranked as the state's No.8 player on the LSR list and is regarded as a national top 50 player.

With schools across the nation knocking down the door to sign the dynamic defensive playmaker, the bottom line with Nelson is simple. He's not playing games or anything sinister - he just doesn't know what he wants to do at this point.

While schools like Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M are certainly the projected favorites for Nelson by the public, the 6-0, 200-pound Nelson isn't really ready to conform to everyone's hopes that he'll start providing stronger clues about his future.

""I have no leader, but a top ten in no particular order," Nelson said via text this week. "In no particular order - Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas, LSU, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Michigan, Tennessee, Oregon and the last one is a question mark as to who I am interested in, but there are no particular leaders, just a top ten."

As far as the Longhorns are concerned, their position with Nelson appears rock-solid, as defensive coordinator Will Muschamp continues to lead the way in the recruitment.

"Texas is in my top five, no doubt," Nelson said without mentioning any others from the top 10 that might also be among his top five.

Nelson hopes to visit the Longhorns later this month in Austin, but he won't be able to attend the Texas one-day camp on June 7th, which will feature all of the Texas commitments and a few of their remaining targets.

"I won't be able to go because of my Upward Bound program," Nelson said. "I definitely see another visit and camp coming to Texas," Nelson said, while also indicating that he plans to visit Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU is time permits and there aren't any schedule conflicts.

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