Defensive back Nelson commits to UGA

If all goes as planned, junior college defensive back Steven Nelson intends to enroll at Georgia in December.

Currently at the College of the Sequoias, the 6-foot, 185-pound Nelson committed to the Bulldogs Thursday, but the details of his enrollment are still being worked out, he said.

“I committed,” he said. “I’m on point academically, and I’ll be out in Athens in December and ready for spring practice playing corner and returning punts.”

While the former Warner Robins High standout is anxious to join his future team, there is a pending important decision to make.

“If I play this coming season, I’ll have two years of eligibility left,” Nelson said. “Georgia wants me to redshirt this season, so I’ll have three years left to play when I come in.”

Nelson “grew up watching UGA” and was ready to commit once the Bulldogs secondary coach Scott Lakatos offered a scholarship Thursday.

His relationship with the Bulldogs’ staff began in December.

“It really heated up when I went home over the Christmas break, and I met with with (assistant) coach (Rodney) Garner,” Nelson said. “He wrote my name down and about three months later here we are.”

Houston and Middle Tennessee offered Nelson earlier in February.