Malek Harwell's Time Is Now

Malek Harwell is antsy to make a decision. It’s time, he says, but he wants to be sure he chooses correctly. That’s why the Century High School (Pocatello, Idaho) senior shooting guard has lined up a number of official visits this fall. His first stop happens to be just three hours down the freeway.

“I will be in Boise Friday (Sept. 5),” Malek Harwell said. “I am going to the football game and am really looking forward to that. I went to one last season and it was great.”

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The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Harwell has seen his offer list increase over the summer, including one from PAC-12 school Colorado. Currently, he holds scholarship promises from Boise State, Lehigh, Colorado, Idaho State, Loyola Marymount, Portland, San Francisco, Toledo, Tulsa, Utah State, Weber State, Wyoming. In addition to the Broncos, he plans on visiting Lehigh and perhaps Colorado, Wyoming and San Francisco.

“Those are my top schools right now,” Harwell said. “I’m just looking to hopefully make a decision soon. Maybe after two, three, or even one visit I will choose. It all depends on how I connect with the coaching staffs.”

Harwell says Boise State head coach Leon Rice and his assistants are in regular contact with him. Harwell has been told that he is one of their top targets.

“I’m on the phone with coaches pretty much every other night,” he said.

As to the exact time frame for a decision, Harwell says he’ll commit when he feels comfortable. The caveat is he wants it done before his senior season begins in November.

“It’s both the coaching staff and the team,” Harwell said. “I want to have that feeling that they care about me and that we’re just a big family. I’m looking for a family, really.”

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