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Monday, October 22, 2012
Sooners interested in OT Quenton Nelson

By Jared Shanker

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic coach Jim Portela says his junior offensive tackle Quenton Nelson will be able to handpick his college choice from some of the country's elite programs. It might not be long before he can include Oklahoma among them.

Portela said Monday night he was on the phone with coaches from Oklahoma. The Sooners are interested in the 6-foot-5, 285-pound two-way lineman.

"They like him a lot," Portela said. "They're new to recruiting him. He'll be an offer kid for a lot of guys."

Among the coaches Portela talked to was Bruce Kittle, the Sooners' offensive tackles coach. That gives some insight as to where the Sooners like Nelson, as Portela said some teams are looking at him along the defensive line.

Nelson already has 10 offers, with Ohio State, Penn State and West Virginia among them.