Being in the tradition rich school Tulsa (Okla.) Union has done nothing but help strongside defensive end Chase Nelson get his name out there and now he has a boatload of offers to decide from by fall's end.
The offers are not limited to Big 12 schools such as Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri but also include Arkansas, Tennessee, UCLA, and Minnesota. Though he has not received one from either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, Nelson is looking at what he has now and not wondering about what might be next.
"If OU or OSU offered, I would consider them, but I've got to do what I've got to do," Nelson said. "I've been talking a lot to coach (Carey) Bailey (Minnesota), coach (Steve) Caldwell (Tennessee), and coach (Thurmond) Moore a lot more than others actually."
"They're just real down to earth people and they don't come at me from a recruiting angle."
Give Nelson something to do because he wants a lively college atmosphere.
"I'm really looking at the schools' atmosphere that each one has," Nelson said. "It has to be appeal to be. I can't be bored all the time."
Before the 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive lineman gets to thinking about official visits, he is thinking about academic tests first.
"I took the practice ACT and I've got to take the real one on Sept. 24," Nelson said. I won't do much on visits until after I get that out of the way. I'll take my visits later in the fall."
Also, Nelson is not favoring any team but looking at each individual one equally.
"Nope, no favorites right now for me," Nelson said. "Pretty much all of the schools I'm at, I'm interested in."
Nelson is rated as the No. 7 prospect in the state of Oklahoma.