Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on running backs; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s receivers.
Sean Nelson, WR
Hometown: Fairburn, Georgia
High School: Langston Hughes High School
How he got to College Park
Nelson committed to Maryland on May 7, 2016, choosing the Terps over Virginia Tech, Minnesota and others. He was a three-star recruit and the No. 93 wide receiver in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. Nelson is also one of four freshman wide receivers from the state of Georgia, joining Jalen Browder, Carlos Carriere and Jayden Comma.
Nelson’s highlight video shows he has a lot of potential, as he looks like he can outrun defensive backs as well as catch jump balls. He will have to adjust to the college level though, as he’ll be playing against smarter players and better athletes. He may not contribute right away, but has a shot to be a playmaker down the road.
Nelson quickly moves up the depth chart during summer practice and breaks through Maryland’s crowded receiving corps. He also becomes a big contributor on special teams, using his speed to prevent returners from ripping off long gains.
This Georgia native is Maryland’s tallest freshman wide receiver.
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