• USC
  • USC Trojans
    Hard Commit - 11/30/2021

Malachi Nelson

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 182

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247Sports

98

247Sports Composite®

0.9974

Crystal Ball® Predictions

  • Expert Averages
  • USC 85.7%
    7 High
  • Oklahoma 14.3%
    7 High
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  • Forty

    4.90

    Seconds 01/26/20
  • Shuttle

    4.23

    Seconds 01/26/20
  • Vertical

    30.40

    Inches Elite 11 Regional 11/15/20

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Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 11/10/2021

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst

Projection

First Round

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.

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  • Evaluated 08/17/2020 Greg Biggins National Recruiting Analyst Read

Athletic Background

Fall 2021: Led Los Alamitos to a 9-2 record as a junior, averaging 244.5 passing yards per game with a 39-9 TD-INT ratio.
Spring 2021: Posted a 23-4 TD-INT ratio as a sophomore during an abbreviated six-game season.
2019: Accounted for almost 1,000 total yards of offense on varsity as a freshman.

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Year
2021
2020
2019
TOTAL
PaAtt PaCmp PaYd PaTD Int RuAtt RuYd RuTD
275 170 2690 39 8 34 192 2
115 85 1513 23 4 - 49 1
148 64 883 8 5 19 109 0
538 319 5086 70 17 53 350 3
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