Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic is already home to one of the top sophomores in the state, Kiy Hester, but one of his classmates is also beginning to pick up plenty of early interest. Linebacker Justin Nelson had a very successful season last fall, and schools are taking notice.
"Recruiting is going pretty good, but I don't have any offers yet," said Nelson. "I'm getting the most interest from Georgia Tech, UCLA, West Virginia and Rutgers."
Nelson, who is 6-foot-2 and 230-pounds, hopes to take a few visits in the coming months.
"I should be going to Rutgers, South Carolina and UConn this spring," said Nelson, who also has one summer camp scheduled at this time. "The Rutgers camp is coming up soon, so that's the one I'm going to do first."
Nelson is beginning to jump on school's radars after a successful sophomore season.
"My sophomore season went great," said Nelson. "I finished with 11 sacks and 68 tackles, all from the defensive end spot."
At his size, Nelson realizes that he may get looks at both defensive end and linebacker at the next level.
"To be honest I know I have the ability and athleticism to do either one, but it will be up to the defensive scheme of the college I attend," said Nelson.
This off-season Nelson is already busy trying to improve his overall game.
"I'd like to improve on my hand technique when fighting off blocks, and also my closing speed when chasing plays down," said Nelson, who will attend the Rivals.com/VTO Sports Camp in New Jersey on April 22nd.