Sooners keep surging, add No. 3 QB in ’23 class

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Oklahoma added its second Top 300 prospect in as many days from the Class of 2023, when ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Malachi Nelson announced his commitment to the Sooners.

Nelson is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound signal caller from Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California, and he chose Oklahoma over Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and USC.

As a sophomore, Nelson threw for 1,513 yards, 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions on 115 pass attempts. He visited Oklahoma for its Champ U BBQ event in June, and is now the second 2023 commit in the class.

Nelson is the No. 3 quarterback in the Junior 300, behind Arch Manning and Dante Moore.

The Sooners secured a commitment on Saturday from ESPN Jr. 300 running back Treyaun Webb, the No. 68 ranked recruit overall and the No. 8 back in the class. Webb chose Oklahoma over Georgia and Ohio State.

July has been a busy recruiting month for Oklahoma as there have been eight total commitments in the 2022 and 2023 class, led by ESPN 300 defensive end in the 2022 class and now Nelson in 2023.

The staff doesn’t yet have a quarterback committed in the 2022 class, but Lincoln Riley was able to sign Caleb Williams in 2021. Williams was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 16 prospect overall in that class. Riley also signed Spencer Rattler in 2019, who was the No. 29 ranked prospect.

Now with Nelson on board, he is the third top-30 quarterback to commit to Oklahoma over five recruiting classes.

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