Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley picked-up a big verbal commitment on Sunday.
Los Alamitos (California) quarterback Malachi Nelson has given his verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma. The 5-star college football prospect is currently ranked as the No. 5 overall recruit in the Class of 2023 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.
next chapter pic.twitter.com/3zXvsm5eyt— ✨Malachi Nelson✨ (@MalachiNelson9) July 19, 2021
Breaking: 2023 QB @MalachiNelson9 of @LosAlFootball commits to #Oklahoma.— ChadSimmons (@ChadSimmons_) July 18, 2021
The signal caller is one of the top players in his class and he wants to play for @LincolnRiley and @OU_Football.
He talks that decision with @On3sports.@On3Recruits pic.twitter.com/QFYh29WaPX
Nelson has had a meteoric rise after a COVID-19 shortened spring season when he threw for 1,513 yards and 23 touchdowns in six games. His break-out game came against Huntington Beach when he threw for 376 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns in one half.
Last week, Los Alamitos was named honorable mention for the 2021 Preseason High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by NFL Play Football, the NFL’s initiative to provide fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels. That means the Griffins begin the season ranked between No. 201 and No. 300.
After a 6-0 spring season, Los Al was ranked No. 22 in the High School Football America California Top 25.