Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Corey Nelson

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
OklahomaCOMMITTED (02/03/2010)Offered01/22/2010Brent Venables
MinnesotaNoneOffered12/18/2009Tim Cross
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneTim Beck
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
Oklahoma St.NoneOfferedNone
TexasNoneOfferedNoneWill Muschamp
Texas A&MNoneOffered10/30/2009Charles McMillian
Texas TechNoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOfferedNoneWillie Mack Garza

Scouting Report on Corey Nelson

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Is built more like a safety than a linebacker at this point. Nelson has a very athletic build and probably will not play over 225 pounds. He is physically very similar to fellow four-star prospect Tony Jefferson.
Needs Improvement: Nelson will need to add at least 15 pounds of muscle mass in order to take on larger, more athletic blockers. He must improve his backpedal and overall coverage skills, especially playing in the pass-happy Big 12.
Most Impressive: He is a terror coming off the edge as a pass rusher and he does an incredible job of running laterally and stringing out plays run toward the boundary.
Conclusion: Smaller, quicker linebackers like Nelson may be the key to stopping the spread offenses of the Big 12. Nelson surely will have a role on special teams as a freshman and should begin to see meaningful playing time by his second season in college.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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2009 TOC Class 5A All-State Team01/07/2010LoneStarPreps.com
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TOC Class 5A DFW All-Area Team01/01/2010LoneStarPreps.com
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Nelson: UT coaches make trip great02/08/2009Orangebloods.com
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Corey Nelson reminds us of...

Curtis Lofton - LB Kingfisher, OK Ht: 6'0"Wt: 248 lbs Team: Atlanta Falcons