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N.C. State Football: Monty Nelson officially visiting Wolfpack

Fort Lauderdale Plantation High standout Monty Nelson is set for his first and only official visit in his recruitment this weekend, as Nelson will visit the North Carolina State Wolfpack. The Pack, the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Louisville Cardinals, the Mississippi Rebels, and the Missouri Tigers are the five teams with a shot at landing the solid three-star defensive tackle.

Nelson is one of the top 50 defensive tackles in the 2013 class, and that’s largely due to his playmaking ability and disruptive presence on the interior of a defensive line. A top 750 recruit overall, the Hogs are going hard after Nelson and could very well end up landing the talented Floridian. One of the top 125 recruits in the talent-rich state, Nelson also has a high chance of ending up in Raleigh, but that all depends on how this official visit to N.C. State goes.

There are some notable schools that offered Nelson that are not expected to land him, and that list includes Michigan State, Wake Forest, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Indiana, Rutgers, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Pitt and Wisconsin are the only two schools that have been outright eliminated in Nelson’s recruitment, so chalk up Florida Atlantic as the lone in-state school that has a chance as well. None of the “Big Six” schools in the state of Florida have offered Nelson.

The N.C. State Wolfpack are in a prime position to land one of their top commits in the 2013 class after landing their best prize yesterday in Johnathan Alston, so we’ll see how this official trip goes. They are also hosting Jaylen Miller, who is a three-star DE also set to visit Wake Forest in a tour of North Carolina this weekend.

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