|High School:||Timpanogos HS|
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Two-way player out of high school who enjoyed some success as a college pitcher as a true freshman … made 12 appearances out of the SCU bullpen, going 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA, striking out six in 10 2/3 innings … posted four scoreless outings during a five-game stretch late in the year … in eight of his 12 appearances he was not charged with a run … did not work more than an inning, throwing one inning eight times … fanned a season-high two batters to help SCU beat Albany (3/30) 11-10.
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly accomplished prep player at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah ... led the Timberwolves to the 2008 Utah Class 5A state title ... went 10-0, including a 3-0 mark during the title run - winning the state championship game ... Nelson totaled 78 strikeouts and owned an ERA of 2.02 as a junior in while also hitting .441 playing third base and hitting third in the lineup ... named the 2008 5A State Tournament MVP and a MaxPreps.com Junior All-American ... garnered 'Player of the Year' honors from the Salt Lake Tribune, Provo Daily Herald and named 5A MVP by the Deseret News ... 2008 Utah Class 5A First Team All-State, all-region and National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) all-district selection ... also earned all-region honors as a sophomore in 2007 ... entered senior season ranked as the state's top pitcher by the Provo Daily Herald and was a preseason Under Armour All-America nominee ... featured by KUTV Channel 2 News as its 'Prep Athlete of the Week' ... named the No. 2 prep recruit in Utah by The Utah High School Baseball Coaches Association ... won seven games and hit .415 as a senior in 2009 and was named a First Team All-State player by the Deseret News ... 2009 Timpanogos Team MVP.
PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1990 in Provo, Utah ... son of Scott and Julie Nelson ... has three siblings, Whitney, Karley and Scooter ... majoring in Business ... also enjoys ping pong and basketball.