USC Football: Five-Star QB commit dominates in season opener

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Five-Star USC Football commit Malachi Nelson made his senior season debut against the Garces Memorial Rams. Nelson has shown the uttermost excitement about his future at USC. Furthermore, Nelson arrived at the first game of his senior season wearing a USC headband under his football helmet.

During his debut, Nelson proved to the world that the hype is real. In just the first half, Nelson threw for 345 passing yards and five touchdowns. At first glance, these numbers seem fictitious. In addition, Nelson only had one incompletion in the first half going 14-15. The Los Alamitos Griffins went on to win the game 41-0.

Recently, Nelson signed with one of the biggest professional agencies, Klutch Sports Group. As Nelson ranks as one of the top players in the country, it is safe to say that he is the real deal. He is constantly making history and will continue to do so throughout his time at USC.

Standing at 6'4", 180 lbs, Nelson has the ultimate build for a quarterback. Not only does he have one of the strongest arms in the nation, but Nelson is also extremely accurate and has elite ball placement abilities. These are a few of the key components that stand out when evaluating some of the best quarterbacks in all of college football.

USC football has a superstar in Malachi Nelson.

USC football has a generational talent in Malachi Nelson. As he will receive endless opportunities playing for Lincoln Riley, Nelson has the potential to be the face of college football in the years ahead. Moreover, the high-school football star has been crushing his competition. It is clear why Nelson is ranked as a five-star recruit.

Throughout his three seasons playing varsity football at Los Alamitos High, Nelson has posted 5,086 passing yards, 70 touchdowns, and only 17 interceptions. Additionally, Nelson has averaged 181.6 passing yards per game and a  total of 319 pass completions. These stats are extremely impressive, considering the coronavirus pandemic shortened his sophomore season to just six games. 

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Going into next season, Lincoln Riley will allow Nelson to develop into the best quarterbacks possible. He will be given more than enough time to adapt to the college football atmosphere. If all goes as planned, USC football could be one of, if not, the best team in the country with Nelson leading the way.