Andrew Nelson

ANDREW NELSON
Offensive tackle

Home town: Hershey, Pa.
High school: Hershey High
Listed as: 6-foot-5, 265 pounds
Commitment date: April 15, 2012
Rated as: He is rated as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com and a 4-star prospect by 247sports.com.

Of note: Recent increased interest produced scholarship offers from Maryland, Missouri, Northwestern and Pitt ... He might have been recruited hardest by Maryland but grew up a Penn State fan. Committed a couple of days after receiving his offer. ... "He’s clearly gotten bigger," said Mike Farrell of Rivals.com. "He’ll probably be one of those guys where they put him wherever they need him. "He’s not a superior athlete, not extremely powerful. He’s two to three years away from reaching his potential." 

In his words: "If I had schools all over me all the time, this would probably feel different," Nelson said about getting an offer from Penn State. "It actually feels really good because all my life I’ve had to work hard to become a better player. Secretly Penn State has always been my dream. I realized once I had a some offers that might not happen, and I was okay with that. But they were always No. 1 for me."

In his tweets ...

Twitter comment from a fellow recruit ...

Some of Andrew's junior highlights from Hershey ...

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