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Defensive lineman Jared Nelson commits to Villanova Football

The 'Cats have their 5th verbal in the 2017 class.

Matthew Gregory

Per a source, Villanova has landed a verbal commitment from 2017 defensive lineman Jared Nelson. No official announcement yet from Nelson on any social media outlet, but his Twitter bio confirms that he has committed to the Wildcats.

Nelson is a 6'3" 250 lb. prospect from Glastonbury (Conn.) that plays for Glastonbury High School. He plays both offensive line and defensive tackle in high school. He's an athletic prospect who possesses a great motor, and even plays special teams for his high school team. A real do-it-all player.

Villanova plans to use him on the defensive side of the ball, and given his size he may be a better fit on the outside of the line in Villanova's 3-3-5 setup.

Check out Nelson's junior highlight reel.