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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2023 ATH Makai Lemon commits to Oklahoma

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Oklahoma continues its string of elite 2023 commitments.

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The Oklahoma Sooners are once again reeling in high-level recruits ahead of their exit to SEC. Five star 2023 athlete Makai Lemon has announced his commitment to OU amid a flurry of other elite prospects. He plays both ways and gives off some serious Adoree Jackson vibes as far as his talent level on both sides of the ball.

Lemon has picked to the Sooners over schools such as USC, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and a number of other top programs.

Lemon is an elite prospect with a frame of 6’0, 180lbs out of Los Alamitos, California. He comes from the same school as 2023 QB commit Malachi Nelson and Oklahoma interest DeAndre Moore Jr. — both of whom are fellow five-star athletes. His burst of speed, quick twitch and change of direction are all at special levels for a prospect that’s still only halfway through high school. His ball skills and body control are incredible — he’s smooth catching and running just as much as he is incredibly physical in run support and willing to dish out hits from the secondary. The former traits, however, seem to be his destiny at the next level, and the thought of the Nelson-Lemon duo connecting for TDs in Norman should excite OU fans.

Lemon is Oklahoma’s fourth commitment for the 2023 recruiting class cycle. According to 247Sports Composite Rankings, he is the No. 4 athlete in the country, the No. 3 overall player from the state of California, and the No. 33 player overall in 2023. Needless to say, Dennis Simmons is a happy man right now.