Neilson Fights Through

Scout.com Intern
Posted May 8, 2013


Clayton Northmont (Ohio) junior defensive lineman Tevin Neilson fought through an injury and put himself on the map Saturday at the Midwest Elite Camp.

When recruits travel around on the camp circuit, they are looking to really impress and get their name out there. That can be a big struggle with some guys because they have injuries to deal with, but still are expected to step up to the plate. Northmont High School (OH.) junior defensive tackle Tevin Neilson didn't come in at full strength for the Midwest Elite Football Exposure Camp, but brought his hard hat and was ready to work.

"I have been pretty decent here, but didn't get everything done I wanted to do," Neilson said. "I did go to the some other camps and made best of the best. I have kind of messed up my shoulder, so I wasn't as explosive, but I will be fine and got over it. My shoulder is still a little iffy, but I'm still doing what I got to do out here."

At 6-1, 260-pounds Neilson comes in at a small package, but really is a handle to deal with. Programs have started to take notice, but he is still waiting to hear from his favorite team that he cherished growing up, which was the Michigan State Spartans.

"I am getting interest from some MAC schools, but no offers as of yet. Toledo and Kent State are a few of the schools that are talking to me."

"I liked Michigan State growing up. I just like the way they play and how physical their team is every year, so I grew up following them.

Now with the camp in the past, Neilson is filling up his calendar with camps and visits, but doesn't have a lot penciled in yet. Overall, he couldn't be more happier of the outcome from the camp and really felt it achieved what he hoped for coming in.

"I am taking some more visits and hitting some more camps in June or July. I might go to the Illinois Big Man Camp, so look forward to showing out anywhere that I can."

"It is a very good camp and it really does give you that exposure, so I am thankful to have been able to attend it and thought it went pretty good."



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