When you're committed and football practices for the fall start there is a certain sense of relief that you have knowing that your future is already in place. For four-star cornerback Jonathan Nelson, that future is with the Oklahoma Sooners and he said he wouldn't have it any other way.
"I still have people texting and e-mailing me, so it really hasn't let up," Nelson, who is 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, said. "Of course I don't say that I'm interested. I'm very solid in my commitment to Oklahoma, but I also know they have to do their jobs, so I can't be frustrated in them.
"I admire them for trying, but I know it won't work because I'm a Sooner."
A Sooner that has his sights set on making the most out of his senior season.
"It was a big relief to have the decision behind me," said Nelson, who picked OU over offers from Arkansas, Kansas, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
"We're going out there with two-a-days and I don't have to think about anything else but football. We haven't put the pads on yet, but I can tell that I'm stronger and that will help with my tackling and everything else."
Nelson said he is battling a slight hamstring pull that has caused his coaches to bring him along slowly when it comes to full acceleration aspects of playing cornerback.
"I haven't gotten my speed back to where it needs to be," he said. "I'm trying to get back to 100 percent. Some times you do have to baby it. The coaches and trainers have to pull me out, and I hate it. I don't like being on the sidelines."
Summit should be one of the better teams in the Metroplex this season, and Nelson said he can tell the team chemistry is going to be a big reason why.
"That chemistry is the main ingredient," Nelson said. "You can have a bunch of all-stars and not fit together. You can also have a bunch of nobodies and win state. We have a good group of guys that want to win and are talented."
Nelson and Summit start the season against Abilene Cooper.