Malone's decision day

Four-star wide receiver Josh Malone will announce on Wednesday afternoon which school will acquire his services.

WR Josh Malone

The decision will be televised on NBC Sports Network at noon. Clemson, Tennessee and Georgia are the finalists.

Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 10 wide receiver in the class of 2014, Malone signed financial aid agreements with Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State, which allowed coaches unlimited amount of contact. It also permitted the school's head coaches to publicly comment about the Station Camp High School [Gallatin, Tenn.] senior.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt called Malone a "dynamic player."

"I think he's a guy that could come in as a freshman and make a difference, especially if he comes in at the mid-year, which I think is his plan for wherever he goes," Richt said. "I think the guy, with the knowledge that he would gain in the spring and through the summer and have a guy like Chris Conley to mentor him, he could take advantage of his skill sets, which I think are outstanding.

"Great speed, great height, snatches the ball well. He's a very sharp kid, great family. We'd love to have him here."

Dabo Swinney offered similar sentiments when CUTigers asked for a comment.

"He's a great player. He's a difference maker," Swinney said. "He's a guy we're excited about having the opportunity to recruit. We're very honored that we're one of the schools that he's seriously considering. He's an elite talent."

Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said, "Malone is a long receiver that has very consistent hands.

"He loves to compete, he adjusts very well to the ball in the air, and he can stretch the field. He is not a true explosive player, but he covers a lot of ground quickly with those long strides.

"He knows how to high-point the ball and he can be a real weapon in the redzone. He needs to work on his bursts out of breaks and his speed off the line of scrimmage."

As a senior, Malone finished with 63 receptions for 1,280 yards and 17 touchdowns. He rushed 20 times for 240 yards and five TDs. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 31 tackles and two interceptions.

Clemson already has commitments from three wide receivers in the 2014 signing class -- Demarre Kitt, Kyrin Priester and Artavis Scott.

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