South Alabama offered him last year and they were the first school to pull the trigger, but many more have recently.
"I now have offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Florida State, Florida, Clemson, Illinois, and South Alabama. I have nine total offers. It has been pretty exciting getting the new offers."
The 6-foot-2, 290 pound defensive lineman out of Atmore (AL) Escambia County thinks a few more schools could be close to adding their name to his offer list as well.
"Georgia I think is really close. They were at my school last week and they watched me practice. I know they are very interested in me. Miami is interested too. I think Georgia, Miami, and Kentucky are close to offering me."
At this time, Nero is just focusing on his team and letting recruiting take its course.
"I am not thinking too much about recruiting, thinking of leaders, or things like that," he said. "I am working hard for Escambia County and trying to get ready to win a championship. I am just going to see who offers, then start to make a list throughout the season."
Most prospects think about the NFL and who can prepare them best to play on Sundays, but that is not all Nero is looking at when evaluating schools that he may want to sign with in February.
He is thinking about life after football.
"Of course I would love to play in the NFL, but I am focused on getting a great degree and a good education. I want to go to a school that I will benefit the best from academically. I am going to major in Criminal Justice and then possible go into Law School after that, so those things are important to me."
Right now, Nero is wide open to everyone. He said he is open to going anywhere to play football and that he never really became a fan of Alabama or Auburn when growing up.
As a junior, he had 72 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and seven sacks.