Nelson played this past season at College of the Sequoias, a junior college in Visalia, Calif. He had offers from Middle Tennessee State and Houston, but will make his new home in Athens in January of next year.
"First of all, I've been a UGA fan since I was a young'un," Nelson said in an interview after committing. "A couple of Georgia coaches used to come watch my football games in high school but I didn't have the grades. So I had to come to junior college first. Now I have the grades and I got an offer from Georgia today, so I committed. I think it's going to be great."
Nelson makes a total of six commits for Mark Richt's 2013 class so far and could possibly fill the gap at a few different roles.
Nelson is expected to play as a punt returner and cornerback once at Georgia, and apparently has been clocked recently at a 4.4 in the 40.
"Georgia wants me to redshirt this season so I'll have three years left to play when I come in," Nelson told DawgPost.com in an interview on Thursday.
Nelson is a nice pickup, as he brings experience and adds depth to an early recruiting class that is already rounding out nicely for Richt and the Bulldogs.
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