As Brett Nelson ponders his college future, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior with a strong arm and a mind for the game, has no doubt that it will see him play on Saturdays.
His one drawback to college scouts is the same way he summarizes himself.
"I'm a one-season starter," he says.
Indeed, Nelson only had one season to shine for St. Francis High. But shine he did.
Nelson only had one season under center to captain the Golden Knights offense. But it was a prolific offense at that.
In his one season as a St. Francis starter, Nelson made an impression to remember.
It was one that included staggering numbers, a Golden Knights playoff run and a unanimous vote by the sports editors and writers of the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun as the 2010 All-Area Football Player of the Year.
"He was amazing this year," says St. Francis senior offensive tackle Patrick Carroll. "He carried us a lot on offense. I can't give enough credit to him."