Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.
High school football will be in the spotlight Wednesday as it’s National Signing Day for college recruits all across the nation.
When Jerry Kill was hired as the University of Minnesota football coach, he said one of his early goals was to close the borders on in-state recruits.