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Ex-USC QB Malachi Nelson, No. 1 recruit in 2023, picks Boise St.



Quarterback Malachi Nelson, the No. 1 prospect in the 2023 class, announced Saturday that he is transferring to Boise State.

Nelson entered the transfer portal on Dec. 18, leaving USC after just one season. He sat behind Heisman winning quarterback Caleb Williams and Miller Moss this season and threw just three passes.

Nelson is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback, originally from Los Alamitos, California, and committed to Oklahoma when head coach Lincoln Riley was still the coach of the Sooners. Nelson flipped to USC when Riley took the head coaching job for the Trojans and signed with the program.