Nelson recaps Irish official
Posted Dec 15, 2013

2014 ATH Charles Nelson of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze recaps his official visit to Notre Dame and offers a decision timeline and insight into Notre Dame's numbers at wide receiver.

Notre Dame hosted 2014 wide receiver Charles Nelson of Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze this weekend. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound slot man said he enjoyed his visit to South Bend.

"The visit went pretty well," Nelson said. "Notre Dame is definitely something different. It has a different atmosphere than anything you'll find in Florida. And, it's a lot colder."

Nelson said his favorite part of Notre Dame was the campus layout.

"I like how Notre Dame is kind of on its own," Nelson said. "I don't think you'll find too many negative distractions there because there's not too much around there besides the school."

On Saturday night, Nelson took in Notre Dame's end-of-season banquet.

"The banquet was fun," Nelson said. "It was really different and not what I was expecting. Usually at banquets, you eat dinner and then the coach honors a few players. This banquet was almost like a show, it's hard to explain. But, I enjoyed myself."

"I mainly spoke with Coach Booker," Nelson said. "He explained to me how I could fit into their program and what type of opportunities I would have at Notre Dame. I told him that I really liked Notre Dame, but that it would be hard for me to make a decision without seeing a couple other schools."

Nelson admitted he has some thinking to do, considering his position may be full by the time he finishes up his official visits to other schools.

"The coaches also told me that they are taking one more wide receiver, and that I'm one of three guys they are still recruiting at the position."

Nelson has a top two of Notre Dame and USC, and he's received interest from Oregon within the past week.

"It's mainly Notre Dame and USC right now," Nelson said. "Florida has kind of dropped off. Oregon is starting to show interest, and they really like my film and want to come see me in January."

Nelson has visits planned to USC (Jan. 17) and West Virginia (Jan. 24).

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