Makai Lemon, a five-star athlete and the No. 33 overall player in the Class of 2023, will announce his commitment live Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports HQ. Lemon has narrowed down his finalists to Oklahoma, USC, Alabama, Arizona and Arizona State, while the 247Sports crystal ball gives Oklahoma the edge for landing Lemon’s commitment. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of this page, on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV).
Lemon, a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Los Alamitos (California) High School, is a two-way player who shines at cornerback and wide receiver. He has 100 catches for 1,540 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense, and has picked off eight passes and notched 40 total tackles on the defensive side of the ball in two prep seasons.
Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Lemon.
“Lemon is a very good looking young player with a ton of upside,” Biggins wrote. “He has an athletic frame with some growth potential and should have no issues filling out and adding good weight down the road. He’s a twitchy two-way athlete who shows elite upside as a receiver or a cornerback. He has good short area quickness, change of direction, runs well after the catch and is a natural pass catcher. He has excellent body control and a smooth, natural feel for the position. As a corner, he’s a tough kid who can run, make plays down the field and is physical in run support. He works hard off the field and has all the tools to project as a Power 5 starter and future high round NFL draft pick.”
Lemon has received several more power five offers over the last few months including Oregon, Michigan LSU, Florida and Texas.