USC star commits Makai Lemon and Malachi Nelson shine in ESPN showcase

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If you watched high school football on television over the past weekend, chances are you came away impressed with a few future USC Trojans.

Los Alamitos (Calif.) suffered a 56-27 loss to Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage on ESPN2 this past Saturday, but the USC connection of Malachi Nelson and Makai Lemon didn’t disappoint.

Nelson and Lemon don’t play on the offensive or defensive line. That’s where Heritage owned a significant advantage over Los Alamitos. Nelson and Lemon did what they could under the circumstances.

Nelson went 19-for-33 passing with 213 yards, 4 TDs, and 1 INT. Two of those scores went to Lemon, his five-star wideout. Lemon went for over 200 yards receiving in this game. He had 17 receptions, and he also had a 97-yard kick return touchdown. He also played cornerback as well.

Lemon committed to USC on Dec. 3, 2021. He holds other offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Oklahoma and Texas.

Nelson and Lemon know that Los Alamitos dropped from No. 25 to 53 in the nation. Los Alamitos hosts Basha HS out of Chandler (Ariz.), a top-10 team in the state of Arizona, on Saturday night.

Other notable games for Los Alamitos include Service (Anaheim) at home and Ranco Santa Margarita at home, both Trinity League opponents.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire