James Nesta has picked up 20 scholarship offers during his recruitment. The blue-chip linebacker from North Carolina is also a pitcher. He’s looking for a 2-sport home and has decided it is time to narrow the focus of his recruitment.

Nesta named his final 3 on Friday. Oklahoma is the only SEC option he’s still considering. Miami and North Carolina also made the cut.

Out of William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina, Nesta is listed as measuring 6-4, 205 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, Nesta is rated 4-stars, the No. 12 North Carolina recruit, No. 31 linebacker and No. 377 prospect overall in the 2024 recruiting class.

Oklahoma football formally offered Nesta last month.

Nesta has been vocal about his desire to play college baseball. In shared photos from visits to Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and USC, he has posed in uniforms for both sports. In 2022, Nesta improved his fastball from the 90-92 mph range to 94.

Nesta’s gridiron highlights can be viewed below, via Hudl: