After taking official visits to Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Iowa, three-star receiver David Nelson of Wichita Falls (Texas) Rider has lined up his final two trips in January, and it looks like the Fighting Irish soft commitment is going to take a look at two more national powers.
"I scheduled a visit to Texas today," Nelson, who is 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, said. "I'm going there on January 21 and then I'm going to Florida on January 28."
After an impressive official visit to Iowa this past weekend, Nelson quickly turned his sights toward the Gators and Horns, who will get visits from Nelson after he returns from the U.S. Army All-America Game in San Antonio, Texas.
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"I think everyone knows I grew up a huge Texas fan and it's been a family favorite since I was born," Nelson said. "It is still my dad's team and it's been a lifelong dream of his to see one of his kids run through that tunnel in Burnt Orange. They are a top 10 every year, it's also in state and pretty close to home and academically they are good, too."
Sounds like the Horns – if they offer – would be tough to beat. But don't count out the Gators either, or any of the other teams on his list to be honest.
"Florida is a great school in that they have in my opinion the best coach in college football," he said.
"Their receiver coach is really good friends with my head coach and they coached together somewhere down the line. Plus, coach Mattison recruited me at Notre Dame, so I know what he's about and what kind of person he is. They like to throw the ball a lot and I like the offense he uses.
"I don't know much about the players and the university and I'm still in the evaluating process as far as that goes, but its SEC football and it's a chance to go to a program that's struggling a little bit and bring them back to national prominence."
Kansas State is no longer under consideration, Nelson said. Nebraska is still on his list, even though he's not taken an official visit to Lincoln. He was in Lincoln, though, earlier this summer.
"I know what Nebraska is about, and I just keep visiting with them on the phone to get a better feel for them," he said.