I received confirmation by email from the South Warren football coaching staff tonight that senior kicker Clay Nelson has indeed committed to attend Western Kentucky as a preferred walk-on.
Nelson made 11 of 13 field goals for South Warren during the 2011 season, helping the Spartans reach the postseason in the program’s first year at the varsity level.
He earned first-team all-state honors and ranks in the top five in the KHSAA record books in field goals in a season and field goals in a game (4).
Nelson’s father, South Warren head coach Mark Nelson, also joined WKU in the 70s as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship after one season.
According to the South Warren coaching staff, Nelson was also recruited by Memphis, Eastern Kentucky, Baylor and Campbellsville.