Defensive End, Class of 2021
Johns Creek High School, Alpharetta, GA
Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from 3-star defensive end Cole Nelson of Johns Creek High School in Alpharetta, GA on Friday afternoon. He is the second defensive end to commit to the Hokies in the 2021 class, joining Mattheus Carroll, and the 17th overall commit of the class.
Committed …⚡️ *I do not own copyrights to the song* pic.twitter.com/B3910iR9L1
— Cole Nelson (@Col3DN_03) July 31, 2020
Nelson had 13 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks last season as a high school junior. He picked the Hokies over offers from Indiana, Virginia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Michigan State, and others.
Nelson and his parents visited Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus in recent weeks, though they could not meet with the Hokie coaching staff. He was recruited by defensive line coaches Darryl Tapp and Bill Teerlinck.