May 25, 2006

Nelson ready for freshman year

Cleveland signal caller Arvell Nelson will be one of two first-year quarterbacks reporting to camp for the Iowa Hawkeyes this summer. As a senior, the 6-foot-4, 171-pound Nelson threw for 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns in leading Glenville High School to a 12-1 record last season. Nelson talks about his upcoming freshman year and much more.

Q: When are you heading to Iowa City?

NELSON: It should be around the beginning of August.

Q: Do you think you'll redshirt this year?

NELSON: Yeah, I'm going to redshirt. I just want to come in and learn the system, so I know how to run the offense. Then I just need to get bigger too.

Q: What's it going to be like with your high school teammate Derrick Smith at Iowa with you?

NELSON: It's going to be great. I'll be playing with a great safety who can read coverages and hits hard. It should be fun.

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