Malachi Nelson

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 190

Prospect Info

  • High School Los Alamitos
  • City Los Alamitos, CA
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Boise State Broncos

  • Jersey #7
  • Class R-FR
  • Age 20

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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 11/10/2021

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Jordan Love Green Bay Packers

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

H.S. Athletic Background

2022: 6-foot-3, 180 pounds
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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