While Neal Nelson was visited Central Florida over the weekend, he knew he found a home.
Tuesday, the Erial (N.J.) Timber Creek linebacker made it public as he announced moments ago he committed to UCF.
"When he went down there, he really loved it," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said. "Obviously, when you go to Florida you're going to love it, just from a physical aspect of it with the location. He's a kid a that likes a lot of structure, and he spoke to coach (George) O'Leary and said he's a straight forward guy, a structured guy.
"They really hit it off. He said he can go to college there and in three-and-a-half years get a degree, and that really resonated with him. They really recruited him hard because (assistant) coach (Allen) Mogridge) loves him and they stayed in pretty regular contact."
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Nelson had Pittsburgh as his other finalist.
He was recruited to Central Florida to play weakside linebacker, but he also has the ability to play middle linebacker.
"They run a 4-3, so I think he will be a (weakside) down there," Hinson said. "He has the versatility to play a couple of the linebacker positions."