Could Malachi Nelson Flip To Texas A&M?

Is five-star QB Malachi Nelson seriously considering flipping to Texas A&M?

The recruiting experts are trying to figure it out.

“Purely from a Texas A&M angle, I think that people think it’s going to be hard for Texas A&M to flip Malachi Nelson from USC and his ties to Lincoln Riley and his love for that offense and certainly his ties to the area and helping USC build this class,” said 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

“But I think that they believe that the interest in A&M is real, and the thought of playing elsewhere — outside of L.A. — is also real when Malachi Nelson can use Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud as a resource and lend their ear, and those guys talking about what great experiences they had leaving L.A. and thriving at Alabama, thriving at Ohio State.

“I think that those comments and those conversations have resonated with him enough to maybe make sure that he has dotted the Is and crossed the Ts on his recruitment.”

29 thoughts on “Could Malachi Nelson Flip To Texas A&M?

  1. these days that is all they do is flip,even signing loi means nothing to these greedy bums,who want it all even before they put on a uniform,and the work commitment means zero,it is their culture.

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    1. And that is not iron-clad either. The idea of allowing kids to change schools at will and be immediately eligible was tabled recently. If that comes to be, “Katy, bar the door”

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    1. It’s not College Station vs. LA………it’s money up front verses promises of money(if I understand the whole NIL thing correctly).

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    2. “Just give me money, honey, that’s all I want”

      That, and the fact in Texas, Alabama and Ohio the college football kings are truly kings, whereas in L.A. they are not worshipped like that.

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  2. At this point, Texas A&M is a much better program then USC, and the head coach is arguably more successful the Lincoln Riley. They’re in the process of building a state of the art $160m dollar football facilities. The Aggies have 4&5 star offensive linemen to protect their quarterback, and they run the ball with a physical flavor. So of course Malachi Nelson can flip his decision 😂😂

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    1. A&M is a better program than SC and its coach is “more successful” than Wiley?

      Based on what facts?– Check out the Aggies’ record the past 10-years and it is filled with 4, 5 and 6 losses except for one year, whereas Wiley did slightly better

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      1. Fisher has had 6 seasons(out of his 12 season career as HC) where he lost 4 or more games. Riley has never had a season whereby he lost more than 2 games. But, in all fairness, Fisher has won a national championship whereby Riley has yet to do that.

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  3. If he flips he flips. If he does keep an eye on the portal. Just like LR will be doing. But I seriously doubt it that he will flip, he knows he has everything he needs at USC, including the NIL, but I am sure TAM will throw a lot of money at him just like they did with their last class.

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  4. SC needs to build a great NIL program. I’m not a lawyer. I’m just going by what I have heard. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. But it sounds like the rest of the schools have an NIL program whereby they put it in writing that if you sign your name on the dotted line, they will give them X amount of dollars and the money will keep coming at various intervals and it’s all in contract form.
    Whereas, SC just tells you “we will start giving you money after you become part of our program and it’s just a promise. I’m not sure if that’s the way it works but if that’s how it is, who would you go with….the guy who is offering you money up front or the guy who is giving you a lot of lip service.
    I’m making my conclusions from the fact that there have been a number of people who seemed to be heading to SC and changed at the last minute after visiting another campus. I can’t help believing that money was the deciding factor.
    SC should be able to bring these kids in. They have a ton of factors that the other schools lack. You take Oregon. Without Uncle Phil and his money, they would not be an outstanding football team. The whole state lacks football talent. Of the 104 players on their roster, only 18 come from Oregon. 34 come from California. SC has the best football market in the country right in their backyard. Yet they are losing key players and I think that it is because of money. They need to come up with a much better NIL program.

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    1. THAT is an eye-opener of an article, parcelman. I really hope everybody reads it. If even 50% of its assumptions are correct, USC is gonna get SO screwed over in the next 3 years. I guess Carol’s “wokeness” is gonna do the program in after all.

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      1. I’ve got to think that they will do something about it. It just doesn’t make sense that they would spend so much money to bring in a great coach and then not spend the money to bring in great athletes.

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  5. Scooter, and the rest,

    If he leaves, he leaves. The good point is, that he can be replaced either with a kid from the southland or from anywhere in the US. However, you want to keep him here because you want to keep the local recruits that are that special here at SC. That tells all schools, that SC gets first choice, you get the scraps. It will be a great win for SC if he stays here though and for Riley.

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  6. Let’s get through this season and then talk again about this subject. It really all hinges on how far Lincoln Riley can turn this program around and into a championship caliber team. And if Ohio St. and Alabama sucked, then Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud would not be talking about “thriving” outside LA.

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    1. OSU and Alabama don’t necessarily suck but that’s not th reason Young and Stroud left LA. They left because they didn’t see much of a future at SC. That has changed

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  7. this is about collective money. he is finding out how much money he is worth on the open market. unfortunately, USC is not playing that game right now. Bohn has created this Stay Doubted NIL program that is simply not going to stand up to the massive collective money flow.

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  8. And one wonders how long those 20 SC transfers will stay put when they see Texas A&M players getting $50,000 each for just putting on a uniform ($50,000, if you can believe what you read)

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  9. One has to wonder where Reggie Bush would wind up were he a freshman recruit in today’s NIL market? He could say “show me the money” and get away with it.

    When it comes to $$$$, Tixas Universities will always outbid SUCC for prized FB recruits.

    Cue: “It’s All About the Benjamins” – Puff Daddy & The Family

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  10. You morons cried about Williams and “why doesn’t he show up already” and Williams is here. You moaned about Addison and he’s here. The Conley kid sold out for money and now he’s stuck for three years at a disappearing school. RELAX, compare who’s catching the ball at SC to who’s catching the ball at A&M. Nelson is going to go with Fisher who’s best quarterback is Jamesis Winston? Gotta go vomit after that thought.

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    1. I Hope you’re right. Personally, it’s hard to believe that they would let this 5 star QB from SoCal get away. That might have happened in the days of Max Nakias, Haden and Swann but this is a different regime.

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  11. College Football in the Future: Whichever FatCat Alum offering the biggest NIL deal will land the player. Amateur football is dying a painful death. I will mourn it dearly.

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