Out of the board one of the top quarterbacks in the 2023 loaded class in the position.
Five-star Long Beach (Calif.) Long Beach poly quarterback Nicholas Imaleva pledged in Tennessee on Monday. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Iamaleava is the No. 7 overall prospect and No. 4 quarterback in the 2023 class.
Iamaleava visited Tennessee on March 4 and soon after received a 247 Sports Crystal Ball prediction to commit to volunteers. It has been rumored that Tennessee and Emaleva came to an agreement in a lucrative NIL deal, but this has not been confirmed by any party involved in Emaleva’s hiring.
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Imaleva eventually picked up Tennessee over Oregon, Alabama, Georgia and Miami. Oregon was considered the main competition in Tennessee. Iamaleava also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU, Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington. State.
Read his 247 Sports Scouting report:
Iamaleava has just begun to improve and her ascent is as high as anyone in the ’23 class. He has an athletic 6-5 frame and is not only a talented quarterback but also a talented volleyball player. He has made tremendous progress in the last one year in terms of his sense of pocket, ability to throw on time and expectations. He always had a big hand but now he can change speed, go through progress and make it easy to throw the perfect touch down the field. He has exceptional escape abilities and is just as dangerous outside of his pocket as he is throwing into it. During flush or designed running dramas he always threatens to take off and run for the big yard. He’s also a tough kid that stands up and takes shots and when he runs in the open field, he looks like a receiver bigger than a signal caller. He is at a high competitive level and a great leader outside the field work policy. He has no worries about zero character and he is a future captain who is attracted to other players. There’s not a single throw on the field that he can’t make, he feels comfortable throwing off the platform or being creative and combined with his rapidly improving football IQ and perseverance, he has the opportunity to be a very special player at the next level and beyond.