The USF class of 2011 has arrived on campus and USFnation had a chance to catch up with the incoming signees and their plans since National Signing Day. In our last entry we spoke with Jefferson High School wide receiver Andre Davis.
In this entry we spoke with South Broward High School defensive end Clavion Nelson. Nelson was an all-county selection and was a two-year letterman. He came on as a senior when he earned second-team All-Broward County honors and was voted team captain. He posted 64 tackles, 14.5 sacks and also had 2 forced fumbles, 6 fumbles recovered and a safety for a defensive TD. He also had three blocked punts.
How has your summer been going?
My summer has been going pretty nice. I’ve just been working out, conditioning and getting ready to come up to South Florida.
Have you been using the USF workout plan?
Yes I have and that’s been going well.
What is your current height and weight?
I’m 6’5” and 237 lbs. I played last season at about 225 lbs.
What were some of the reasons you chose USF?
I chose USF because I love the atmosphere. I love Coach Holtz and they breed defensive lineman. I just like the vibe too. It’s just a good place to be.
How does it feel to finally be enrolling?
It’s very exciting because I’m going to the next level. I’ve got to buckle up.
What position did they recruit you for specifically?
They recruited me for defensive end and not any specific side.
As a defensive player, is there a certain offense you like to see when you get to the line of scrimmage?
I like to see the quarterback in the shotgun because I can get after him.
What is your favorite play to run?
I like anything that lets me pass rush.
What are your strengths as a player?
I’m quick, I’m very athletic and I’m good with my hands and my length.
What are some things you need to improve on?
I’m not as strong as other linemen at the college level so I need to develop that.
Is there a player on the college or pro level that you try to model your game after?
No, not really but I like the way Jason Taylor and Julius Peppers play.
What does Clavion Nelson bring to USF as a football player?
I try to bring explosiveness off the ball and something new that South Florida’s been missing.
What is a message you want to give the fans for this upcoming season?
I’m just ready to be a Bull!
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