Dewitt: ‘When you think back to the heyday of Blackshirt football, you think of guys like Garrett Nelson’
Those who didn’t get a chance to watch Garrett Nelson play out west during the regular season saw in the Class B state championship game at Memorial Stadium what the Scottsbluff native can bring to the table.
Nelson’s energy and motor were at a high level in his team’s game against Omaha Skutt, and it’s a trait that stood out to Nebraska’s coaching staff.
“Garrett’s one of those kids that’s all go, no stop,” NU outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt said in a video released on the Huskers’ Twitter account Wednesday.
Nelson’s relentless pursuit produced 76 tackles for the 12-1 Bearcats. He also had seven sacks and two fumble recoveries while playing banged up.
“He’s an old-school player as you could possibly imagine,” Dewitt said. “I think when you think back to the heyday of Blackshirt football, you think of guys like Garrett Nelson, guys that are from the state, guys that don’t know how to stop. Guys that just keep on going, keep on going. You may get him on one play but he’s going to get you on the next here.”
Nelson, who was the first to commit to this class, also played a big role in communicating with fellow recruits as the Huskers built their 2019 class.
“We’re really excited what he brings to the table, not just from an ability standpoint, but from an attitude (and) effort standpoint,” Dewitt added.