May 27, 2009

Florida LB Eyeing Tennessee?

Recruiting in the SEC, with all the built-in rivalries, is always is own special little challenge. That's even more true than usual in the case of linebacker Kevin Nelson, who hails from the 'belly of the beast' in Gainesville, Fla, and has been attracting interest from Tennessee and several other programs around the league in the last couple of months.

Nelson (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) has seen his stature as a prospect rise steadily around the SEC and beyond this spring. A hard-hitting linebacker who saw a parade of coaches come through his high school during the just-concluded evaluation and contact period, Nelson is just now starting to get a feel for the recruiting process.

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