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2-star OT sets top 5

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Two-star offensive tackle Nelson Santiago of Orange Park (Fla.) Oakleaf has set his top five as South Alabama, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Mercer and Western Kentucky.
The 6-foot-2, 261-pound is also nearing offers from Georgia Southern and Wake Forest. Santiago visited recently Wake Forest.
"If they offered, they'd jump in the mix," he said. "It was a good visit. I loved the facilities and everything about it. It's a good drive from home but it would be worth it. The coaches are very interested and I'm going to get a call soon as far as recruiting, offers and things like that.
"They would move into my top three, probably two."
For now, it's between South Alabama and Florida Atlantic at the top of Santiago's leaders. The Owls offered in June.
"I like what they have to offer," he said. "I like the spread offense they run and I like the location. It's down in south Florida and that's a place I'd like to go play college football."
Florida International offered in May.
"I like the location and I have a sister that goes there," he said. "They're in Miami and I'd love to play football there."
Santiago will take a trip to his leading school, South Alabama, this weekend.
"It's a big-time, up-and-coming school with great coaches, a great weightlifting program and I know if I go there I'll improve drastically as a player," he said.
Santiago plans on deciding sometime in August.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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