All Irish: Quenton Nelson

All Irish: Quenton Nelson

In the 10th of its series, Notre Dame offensive tackle commit Quenton Nelson of Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic is broken down with a recruitment recap and more. Nelson is the fourth ranked offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com for the class of 2014.

Quenton Nelson (Offensive Tackle, 6'5", 295)

Location: Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic

Rank: No. 4 offensive tackle, Four-star

Quick Hit:

Quenton Nelson was offered by Notre Dame when he took a visit to campus in April of his junior year. Nelson named a top six later that month of Boston College, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers and Stanford; however, Notre Dame was the team to beat from that point forward.

Less than a month later, Nelson committed to Notre Dame. After a midweek conversation with Brian Kelly in late April, Nelson thought things over during the next few minutes, and then called Kelly back to commit.

"I know he was getting along well with other kids committed to Notre Dame," Red Bank Catholic head coach Jim Portela said after Nelson committed. "I think for most football players that go to a Catholic school, Notre Dame is a special place and has a mystique about it. He loved it ever since his visit."

Nelson is the highest rated offensive recruit Notre Dame has earned a commitment from thus far in the 2014 class. His ranking began outside the top 10, but with strong showings at multiple national events, Nelson moved within the top 5 ranked top offensive tackles in the nation.

Nelson was recruited to the Irish by Harry Hiestand. He participated in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Notable Quotable:

"I'm so excited to be committed there. I can't wait to get there and work with coach Heistand. All the commits there are awesome kids and they want to get a great education on top of playing great football. I can't wait to go to Notre Dame." - Nelson

Links of Note:

Nelson's Initial Commitment

Scout.com Analysis

Nelson's profile, highlight clips & all stories

Note: Look for an in-depth film breakdown and analysis of how Nelson will fit into Notre Dame's defense in a follow-up story.

Nelson is commit No. 10 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first six in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

OG Sam Mustipher

TE Nic Weishar

OT Alex Bars

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