When it comes to recruiting, many people are concerned about what college coaches will do to help young athletes develop into polished football players who can play a high level.
Well, Pat Nelson from Hales Franciscan in Chicago, Illinois definitely understands the importance of good coaching not only at the college level but also the high school level. In a recent interview with Hustle Belt Nelson stated, "I have great coaches who played professional football so I definitely know more than the average high school player."
Safety Pat Nelson is a highly touted 3-star safety and a Top 15 player in the state of Illinois. Nelson currently holds seven offers to date: Buffalo, Central Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Northern Illinois, and Central Michigan. Nelson stated that MAC schools are recruiting him the hardest, specifically Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. The University of Illinois is Nelson's most recent offer as they just offered the 5-foot-11 196 pound safety on Tuesday afternoon and they are expected to be very much in the mix.
With all this hype, Nelson has had a tough time narrowing down his choices even though he tells Hustle Belt he plans on making a decision by this Friday.
"I'm going to sit down with my family and coaches then decide where is best for me but I plan on committing on Friday," Nelson told Hustle Belt in a recent interview.
Nelson has definitely put a lot of thought into what he is looking for in a school. When asked, he quickly responded, "Somewhere that I'm able to play, coaching stability, and a great program."
Nelson is very versatile as he plays running back, wide receiver, and safety for his high school team. Although, he is being recruited mainly as safety, this shows that he is willing to help his team in any form that they need, even if it means playing a position that he is not being recruited for.
Many fans will be eagerly awaiting Pat Nelson's announcement this Friday, however until then check out his highlights via YouTube below and hope that he chooses your favorite team!