Just days after overtaking Arch Manning for the top spot in ESPN’s 2023 player recruitment rankings, five-star USC conscript Malachi Nelson is visiting Texas A&M this weekend, sources told ESPN Thursday night confirmed.
Nelson, a 6-foot-3 quarterback at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif., notified USC head coach Lincoln Riley and the program that he was attending College Station, Texas, sources said. Under head coach Jimbo Fisher, the Aggies assembled the top recruiting class in 2022.
Nelson switched his signing from Oklahoma to USC in November after the Trojans hired Riley from the Sooners as USC’s next head coach. The move had a ripple effect, resulting in several cancellations of commitments from Oklahoma, including Nelson, who immediately signed Riley and USC.
As a source close to Nelson described the move shortly after his incident, Nelson was more committed to Riley than Oklahoma, making the move more or less a formality.
Despite what appears to be a surprise visit to Texas A&M this week, Nelson remains officially committed to the Trojans and Riley.
If that continues, Nelson will lead Riley’s first full-recruitment class next year and come onto campus as a likely future quarterback for the Trojans.
Nelson’s visit was first reported by TexAgs.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34310356/usc-commit-malachi-nelson-no-1-recruit-2023-visit-texas-am Sources — USC commit Malachi Nelson, No. 1 recruit in 2023, to visit Texas A&M