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Arizona football recruiting: 2-star defensive end Francisco Nelson commits to Wildcats

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Another OKG for the class of 2016

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The Arizona Wildcats have landed another verbal commitment for the class of 2016, just days before National Signing Day. 2-star defensive end Francisco Nelson was on campus this weekend for an official visit, where he opened up his recruiting process on Saturday morning.

When this happens, it's usually a good sign for Arizona. Kahi Neves and Jessie Britt are two examples within this 2016 recruiting class. When Arizona first offered Nelson, a long-time FAU commit, I got a good feeling from the beginning. I was able to talk to him after he was offered and he was absolutely thrilled and grateful that a Pac-12 program like Arizona wanted him. For more on that interview, check out my recruiting roundup from a few weeks ago.


Paul Magloire was the host for Francisco Nelson and things seemed to have gone well between the two Florida boys.

Nelson is a 6-4, 215 pound defensive end who will likely need some time to be groomed and gain a little more weight. Although, Nelson is a big-time speed rusher and could be utilized as the 4th down lineman in the 4-2-5, more like a hybrid 3-4 outside linebacker.

His senior year highlights are below.