Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic offensive tackle Quenton Nelson is on his way to collecting just about every Big Ten offer possible. After another Monday, he is almost halfway there.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Class of 2014 tackle gave Northwestern assistant coach Bob Heffner a call Monday, and Heffner promptly extended an offer.
"I know the football program is doing pretty well (7-2 on the season) and the academics are fabulous," said Nelson, who places a priority on education. "They're building this new facility and it's going to be sick -- I looked it up on the computer."
Most programs are recruiting Nelson as an offensive tackle, but Northwestern told Nelson it likes him on both sides of the ball.
The Wildcats, a program just outside Chicago, recently have built a strong presence in New Jersey. Heffner spent several years in the Mid-Atlantic in Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Maryland. He graduated from Temple.
In the 2014 class, Northwestern has offered Garrett Dickerson, Nelson and Cameron Queiro from New Jersey. Dickerson's older brother, Cameron, is a redshirt freshman at Northwestern.
Nelson visited Penn State this past weekend and will likely visit Ohio State for the Michigan game Nov. 24.