July 21, 2024

After previously committing to Cincinnati, linebacker Paul Nelson announced on Tuesday that he has committed to the Indiana football team.
Indiana football added the 20th member of its 2025 recruiting class on Tuesday, when linebacker Paul Nelson committed to the Hoosiers.

“Wassup guys really blessed for the opportunity officially committed to the University of Indiana,” Nelson said in an article for X.

This is a significant recruitment victory for new Indiana head coach Curt Cignetti in the Midwest. Nelson attended Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had already committed to Cincinnati on June 9. But on Tuesday, he reversed his promise to Indiana.


Paul Nelson, Princeton, Linebacker


Nelson is a 6-foot-2 linebacker weighing 205 pounds. He is a three-star prospect ranked No. 1140 nationally, No. 112 among linebackers, and No. 47 in Ohio. As a junior, he recorded 89 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups, and one interception recovered for a score.

He had also received scholarship offers from Akron, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Kentucky, Liberty, Marshall, Massachusetts, Michigan, Michigan State, Toledo, and West Virginia.


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