Tulsa (Okla.) Union three-star strongside defensive end Chase Nelson has been a key part in the Redskins' run to the state championship game. His play against rival Broken Arrow in the state semifinals was something he'll never forget. He had five sacks in the game, pushing Union into the title game against Mustang.
"We beat them up pretty good," Nelson, who is 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, said. "Any time you beat BA it's a big win, but to get five sacks and blow them out 41-7 then that's something really special."
Nelson said he doesn't know much about Mustang at this point other than it likes to pass the ball quite a bit.
Nelson said he's having to juggle both recruiting and the championship game this week. With college coaches able to make in-home visits, he said he expects his house to be busy this week.
"Coach Bob Stoops is coming in this week to talk to me and my family," Nelson said. "I'm kind of excited about that. It shows me how important I am to them to have him come up and see me this early. Coach Jackie Shipp is also coming. He's a really neat guy.
"Coach Shipp is really down to earth."
Nelson also expects Tennessee assistant Steve Caldwell to be in his home this week.
When it comes to official visits, Nelson said he's not sure what's on his schedule at this point. He mentioned he'd like to take a visit to UCLA, but other than that, he's not sure what he's going to do.
"Coach Thurmond Moore at UCLA is a good guy," Nelson said. "He's got me really interested in them. But at this point, I'm interested in about anybody. I need to take my visits and see what happens."