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.
As Of Right Now I've Decommitted From FAU. Opening up my Options!!!— #WatchOutFor((39)) ™ (@NxttGreat39) January 30, 2016
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.
@P_MAGLOIRE Best host I ever had So Far..... Arizona Is the Place— #WatchOutFor((39)) ™ (@NxttGreat39) January 30, 2016
Too hyped to play for this defensive staff this year the PAC12 better watch out!!!! #MoneyTeam— Paul Magloire ™‼️‼️ (@P_MAGLOIRE) January 30, 2016
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.