It appears that the Nebraska football team is going to get one last shot to make a closing argument for Carter Nelson and get him to stay home.
When it comes to recruiting this year, there have been two names that have stolen more headlines than any other. The first is Dylan Raiola, who seemed like a Nebraska football lean earlier in the year. However, he eventually committed to the Georgia Bulldogs.
The other name that has grabbed a ton of headlines is Ainsworth’s own, Carter Nelson. It turns out that after looking like he was a shoo-in to stay home earlier this spring, it’s possible he, too, might decide to head to Athens. It seems likely that at least one of the reasons why is because he’s being peer recruited by none other than Raiola.
Nelson to Georgia isn’t a done deal yet, it doesn’t appear. The Huskers are going to have at least one more chance to try and close him. You might even say they have the home field advantage.
At the moment, the Nebraska football team is in line to get the last Carter Nelson official visit. They’ll be able to see what he liked and didn’t like about his trips to Georgia and Notre Dame and offer a rebuttal to everything. That’s about all you can hope for in this situation.
Nebraska football gets the last shot
It appears that one of the things that is going to be important for the Nebraska football team to do when it comes to winning over Nelson is to make it plan what the plan for the player is when he comes to college.
The good news is that it doesn’t appear that Martt Rhule and offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield have any problem coming up with those kinds of plans.
The closing argument is coming up fast, it appears. Nelson has taken official visits to Notre Dame and Georgia. He’s got a June 16 visit to Penn State and then a June 23 trip to see exactly what Nebraska football has to offer. According to the player’s father, it doesn’t seem likely that there will be another trip after that.
That means that Nelson could be closing the door on his recruitment by the end of the month. If Nebraska football doesn’t close the deal, it won’t be because they didn’t have a shot.