Malachi Nelson, 5-star QB and USC commit, reportedly visits SEC West program
Malachi Nelson, a 5-star quarterback and the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2023, has made a splash in the recruiting world with a visit this weekend to Texas A&M.
Multiple reports explained that Nelson, a Southern Cal commit since Nov. 30, would visit Texas A&M this weekend. A USC reporter for The Athletic, Antonio Morales, noted that Trojans coach Lincoln Riley was aware of the visit before this weekend. It surprised recruiting reporters and analysts, and it came the same week that Nelson was elevated by ESPN over Arch Manning as that outlet’s No. 1 player in the country. Nelson remains the No. 2 player in the class according to the 247Sports Composite.
Here’s Nelson’s scouting report from 247Sports:
Tall, lean, and long-armed with slender natural build but frame to add some mass. Fluid mover in general, including arm motion and lower-body mechanics. Range of motion in movement patterns fosters excellent off-platform passing ability and general playmaking acumen. Alters arm angles and delivers with accuracy. Vertical arm strength, intermediate velocity, and touch to all fields speak to elite arm talent. Perhaps the most natural thrower in an excellent 2023 QB group. Flashes the functional athleticism to extend plays outside the pocket, where finding a receiver is almost always the priority over tucking and running. Still, athletic enough to hurt defenses with legs on occasion. Sees the field well and processes naturally. Production has risen each of first three years in high school. INT rate is on the higher end of the spectrum for Top247 quarterbacks — one every 30.6 throws as a junior, one every 29.9 in freshman through junior seasons. Adding mass and strength will help withstand physical demands of high-major ball. Very likely one of the nation’s top quarterbacks — and overall prospects regardless of position — in the 2023 class. Projects as an impact starter at the high-major level with long-term early-round NFL Draft potential.
Can confirm that #USC’s five-star QB commit Malachi Nelson is visiting Texas A&M this weekend. A source said Nelson made Lincoln Riley aware of this beforehand, and told some other USC recruits in a group chat. https://t.co/ktoen4VK66
— Antonio Morales (@AntonioCMorales) July 29, 2022
Want some late-breaking news on @TexAgs? How about USC commit and Los Alamitos (CA) QB @Malachi arriving in College Station moments ago? The nation’s No. 1 overall prospect will take in Aggieland for a surprise UV.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) July 29, 2022
Here are his highlights from Hudl: