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Iowa Football Recruiting 2015: New Hawkeye Defensive End Anthony Nelson

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Three-star defensive end from Waukee, Iowa.

Anthony Nelson

Defensive End

Hometown: Waukee, Iowa 
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star
Other Offers: Iowa State, Eastern Michigan, SDSU
Caring Is Creepy: Have a Seat Anthony Nelson

Nelson's commitment does a few things for Iowa. It fills the final defensive end spot; Iowa was looking for two ends, and now has Nelson and Brady Reiff. It solidifies Iowa's hold on the state, with six of the consensus top seven players in the state currently committed to the Hawkeyes, and its relationship with the state's fastest-growing school district, which has provided a player to Iowa's last two classes.

COMPARABLE. Nelson is athletic for his size but needs to add weight to his frame before he contributes at the Big Ten level. He's a tad taller than Dom Alvis at 6'6" but could carry 265 pounds and keep the quickness that'll help keep the edge against spread defenses.