Scout.com is reporting that Modesto Christian tigh end Raymond Nelson – profile here – verbally committed to Rick Neuheisel last night. Nelson, the younger brother of UCLA rising sophomore basketball player Reeves Nelson, had an explosive camp in late June and came away with an offer, and all indications were that he was heavily leaning toward UCLA.
Nelson has been one of the fastest rising tight ends in the country, and it looks like a good get for, well, both the football and basketball program, as now both brothers have someone to lean on. I’ve said multiple times that I don’t think the book is closed on Junior Pomee, who de-committed after a trip to Florida but has not verbally committed anywhere again, but I think this really shuts the door on Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who seems to be enamored with Texas.
Tight end is not a huge, huge position of worry, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they brought in two, particularly given John Young’s surgery and Morrell Presley (and Pomee’s, really) switch to the F-back position.