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Oklahoma expected to land prized ’23 QB Malachi Nelson

Malachi Nelson, the No. 2-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2023, is scheduled to announced his college choice Sunday night.

The Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School junior said Saturday he had whittled his choices to Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Southern California.

Despite his proximity to USC — Los Alamitos is about 25 miles south — Nelson is expected to choose Oklahoma, according to recruiting analysts.

The 247Sports composite lists Arch Manning, the nephew of Super Bowl-winning QBs Peyton and Eli Manning, as the nation’s top quarterback and No. 1 overall player. His fellow five-star prospect Nelson is ranked No. 5 overall.

He’s not being eligible to sign a national letter of intent for about 18 months, but the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Nelson said he has seen and heard enough to make his college selection.

“I’m excited and ready to go,” Nelson told 247Sports. “I know some feel it’s early but I want to start building this recruiting class. I’ve been going through this process since I was in eighth grade so I feel like I have all the information necessary.

“Plus it’s my parents anniversary on the 18th so why not give them something special to remember for all that they have done for me.”

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