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Offers piling up for Nelson

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Three-star offensive lineman Derrick Nelson of Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll was already experiencing recruiting success with a couple of early offers, however, everything has reached another level for the big lineman in the last two months. Nelson is currently up to 14 offers, and obviously excited about his situation.
"Recruiting moved fast," said Nelson, who is 6-foot-4 and 285-pounds. "I got 14 offers in two months. It's crazy. Some of them are D-1AA and the others are D1."
Some of the more recent offers for Nelson have come from Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Temple, Syracuse, Kansas State, Delaware and Youngstown State.
"It's all crazy," said Nelson. "I worked hard in the off-season and I now see that it eventually paid off."
Nelson has taken a few visits over the last couple of months.
"I took a visit to Georgia Tech a couple of months back, Temple a couple of weeks back and I was at Rutgers last weekend," said Nelson, who gave some more insight on his most recent visit. "It went pretty good. I liked Rutgers. I liked the players bond and the F.A.M.I.L.Y motto they have."
Nelson has no further visits planned at this time, and he also does not seem to be in a rush to make a final decision.
"I want to take this slow and steady, because I only go through this recruiting process once," said Nelson. "But I know it will be before National Signing Day."
He is also keeping his list of current favorites under wraps for now.
"There are always favorites, but I don't' want to put those out there," said Nelson.
The big lineman discussed his preparation for his senior season.
"My team is putting in hard work and we're believing," said Nelson. "My ring finger is feelin' kinda naked so we will see what happens, but I do know that we will be contenders for a championship."
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