LB Kevin Nelson (6-2 215) of Gainesville, FL says he likes USC because of their defense. "They had one of the best defenses in the country last year," he said. "I also grew up in Gainesville during the Spurrier days."
Nelson has offers from USC, Florida, LSU, Kentucky, Arkansas, Central Florida, Miami, and Louisville. He is also hearing from FSU, Alabama, Tennessee, and Southern Cal.
Nelson visited Florida and Central Florida's junior days saying his financial situation made it difficult to get to other schools. "I couldn't really visit more schools because of my situation," said Nelson. He plans to visit LSU this weekend and also go to a 7 on 7 camp with his teammates later this summer. He will also attend Friday Night Lights at Florida.
Nelson says he plans to visit USC on an official visit but is not sure when. "My coach is setting that up," he said.
Last year, Nelson had 125 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass deflections, and a blocked punt. He has not named any favorites.