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Los Alamitos wide receiver/defensive back Makai Lemon commits to Oklahoma Sooners football

Lemon is ranked as the top 2023 ATH prospect in the country by 247Sports.

Los Alamitos WR/DB Makai Lemon, ranked as the top ATH prospect in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports, verbally committed to Oklahoma on Saturday.

The 5-star recruit picked Oklahoma out of at least 20 offers, every one of which was Power-5. His group of finalists included Oklahoma, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, and Alabama.

In just six games as a junior, Lemon had 43 catches for 756 yards and nine touchdowns. One of the premier three-phase football players in the state, he also led the Griffins with four interceptions and 132 punt return yards.

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Some expect Lemon's primary position at future levels to be in the defensive backfield. But with his ability to play offense, defense, and special teams all at a Power-5 level – and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley's enticement with positional versatility – don't rule out the possibility of Lemon continuing to contribute in multiple phases as a Sooner.

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