One of the top prospects in the class of 2010 should already be getting used to the recruiting process. Dallas (Texas) Skyline linebacker Corey Nelson already has more offers than he cares to count. The Rivals250 to Watch member has an offer list that already consists of Big 12 powers like Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, west coast heavyweight Oregon and SEC East champ Florida.
Now, Nelson can add the defending national champions to his list of interested parties. This week, Coach Les Miles and LSU sent a written offer his way.
"I actually just got that one two days ago," Nelson said on Sunday. "It came in the mail. My mom told me about it. I really don't know much about that school. I haven't really looked at the background info on them but since they offered I'll be looking into them a little closer."
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Nelson is receiving as much early attention as any prospect in 2010 class nationally. Understandably, Nelson is still getting used to the process and learning how to handle the interest.
"It's kind of surprising but I'm adjusting to it because it's kind of new to me," he said. "I'm pretty sure that as it goes on and as my senior year comes up, I think I'll be able to get used to it. At this point I'm just keeping my options open and I'm just thankful for whatever comes for me."
Nelson hopes that his focus can stay on the football field and not on the recruiting trail for a little while longer. His team is entering the fourth round of the Texas state playoffs on Saturday when it faces Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point.
"We're in the fourth round right now, we're playing pretty good," he said. "We're just playing really hard, trying to get to the state championship game. I'm making some plays. My coaches are telling me that I have to get better. I feel like I can get better but overall I'm making some plays."
Nelson getting much better is a scary thought. The athletic outside backer has accounted for 8 sacks over the past three games and has made a smooth transition to linebacker from defensive end, where he played as a sophomore.
"That's one of my favorite plays is just to go on the blitz off the edge because you get to bring the pain. Playing d-end helped me be able to use my hands and speed to be able to get off the linemen."