A good senior season has paid off in a big way for receiver Charles Nelson (5-9, 170 Daytona Beach, FL Seabreeze), who parlayed success on the field to an attention-getting offer from the Florida Gators.
“Coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (Tim) Davis both offered me two weeks ago,” Nelson said. “They want me at slot receiver and as a returner. It’s a good offer for me and it’s no big deal that they offered me late. They are very high up on my recruitment.”
After receiving the Florida offer Nelson visited Gainesville for the Gators homecoming game against Vanderbilt and despite the loss he enjoyed himself.
“It went good for me,” Nelson said. “It was pretty fun and it was an okay atmosphere. I got to see the players and go on the field before the game and experience a gameday and see everything.”
When Nelson arrived at Florida for his unofficial visit the topic of the Gators offer came up when he met with Will Muschamp during the pregame meeting.
“When we first got there they took me in the lockeroom and I got to talk to coach (Will) Muschamp,” Nelson said. “He seemed pretty excited that I was there and he told me he was glad that he offered me and stuff. He said that Florida was going to recruit me hard and he wants me to come back for an official visit.”
With Nelson’s recruitment starting to pick up the offers are now rolling in from bigger programs and Nelson says that a few schools are recruiting him harder than others.
“USC and South Florida are recruiting me the hardest right now and Wisconsin is also recruiting me hard,” Nelson said. “I’m not sure where I will take my officials too but I will definitely take an official to Florida sometime. After the football season I will make my decision.”
SpiveySays: Florida’s offer was a big one to Nelson and if the Gators push hard for Nelson they could very easily land him. Nelson is very poker faced when talking about schools so it’s tough to get any kind of read on him but I’m told that he has given the Gators coaches a good impression. The key for Nelson is whether or not Florida feels he’s fully recovered enough from his knee injury he suffered as a junior.