N.C. State Football Recruiting: Wolfpack land Monty Nelson


2013 three-star defensive tackle Monty Nelson was on an official visit to the North Carolina State Wolfpack this weekend, and he committed on the visit yesterday to N.C. State over offers from a few notable programs. N.C. State was the only school that Nelson visited, but he had heavy interest from the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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Nelson is rated by most recruiting services as a top 50 player at the defensive tackle position, and he is definitely a solid three-star catch for N.C. State. The Wolfpack are poised to finish strong, and they have received two major commits on the defensive side of the ball over the past two days in Nelson and Johnathan Alston.

The Fort Lauderdale Plantation High standout chose N.C. State over offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Michigan State, Illinois, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Missouri, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Wake Forest.

Arkansas, Louisville, Missouri, Ole Miss, and N.C. State were regarded as the five teams with the best chance at landing Nelson, and my prediction was either NCSU or Arkansas.

Nelson is a playmaking defensive tackle and one of the top 115 or so recruits in the state of Florida at 6’2″, 310 pounds. He does an excellent job of getting into the backfield and making plays, as he is a strong pass rusher and has the uncanny ability to force a high amount of fumbles. Nelson is a great addition to the Pack’s 2013 football class and is the school’s 21st commit and one of the best five commits in the Pack’s class.

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