Lincoln Riley has swayed another one of his commits at Oklahoma to join him in Los Angeles. Raleek Brown, a five-star running back and the No. 33 overall player in the Class of 2022, announced on Twitter that he has committed to play for Riley at USC.
Brown, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound running back from the football factory Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, was previously committed to the Sooners when Riley was the coach. Brown was one of six Oklahoma commits to de-commit from the school shortly after news broke of Riley's departure.
Gabe Brooks, midland region recruiting analyst from 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Brown.
Shorter back but well constructed with dense, stout build and naturally lower center of gravity. Likely an all-purpose type in the long run, but has shown during senior season encouraging high-volume capability when required. Electric top-end speed verified in track and combine testing environments. Ran multiple sub-11.00 100's and a verified 4.47 40 as a freshman in high school. Speed fully reflected on the field. Combines game-breaking top end with impressive short-area suddenness and mobility. Quick-footed and explosive laterally. Twitchy when redirecting and bursts out of cuts, whether from the backfield or running routes.
Brown joins five-star Class of 2023 quarterback Malachi Nelson as ex-Oklahoma commits who have pledged to play for Riley with the Trojans. Nelson, like Brown, is also a southern California prospect. Nelson is a star signal-caller from Los Alamitos High School.