Malcome Enjoys First Ever FSU Visit

Recruits were out and about at Florida State's spring game this weekend. Ken Malcome from Decatur-Southwest Dekalb High made his first visit to FSU to see the campus and the annual Garnet and Gold game. NoleDigest caught up with him to get his thoughts on the visit, and to see where the ‘Noles stand at this time.

Ken Malcome is one of the top power backs in the Southeast for the 2010 recruiting class. At 5'11" and 216 pounds uses his size to dominate his opponent, but he also has the shiftiness to make guys miss. So far 9 BCS programs have offered Malcome, and more are evaluating him at this time.

Over the weekend Ken made the trip to Tallahassee to visit Florida State, which is the school Malcome has stated is his favorite at this time. Ken told NoleDigest that his first ever visit to FSU was great, and that the visit really helped him see what the ‘Noles have to offer.

"They really showed us around the facilities, the field and all of that," said Malcome of what he did Saturday. "It was great; they showed us all around. My grandparents came with me and they got to see everything. It felt like home there. It was my first time visiting there, and I thought it was nice. I've been to other colleges and seen their stuff, but personally I have always been a fan of FSU so as a whole I was really impressed."

When Ken was in town he said he got a chance to talk to some of the current players, which is something he has done on every visit. When asked what stood out with the FSU visit, he said it was the 3-D highlight video the coaches have shown over the past few years.

"I got a chance to talk to some player like Christian Ponder and Jermaine Thomas about what it takes to make it in college," explained Malcome. "I've been doing that at every school I have visited this spring. The basic thing is that when you're in college you're on your own. They had some good things to say about that. The thing that made the FSU visit different was the 3-D video highlight film they showed. That was sick! No on has that, so I thought it was a cool way to feature your players."

Coming into the visit Malcome said he wanted to talk to the coaches, as well as watching the offense and what they had to offer a play like him. While the offense didn't have a great day, Ken did like what he saw overall.

"I met with all of the coaches basically," said Malcome. "I mainly talked to Coach Bowden, Coach Fisher and Coach Carter. I was talking to them mainly about what it takes to be a Seminole. Coach Bowden is a real funny dude. He is a legend and it was a privilege talking to him. They were telling me how I remind them of Herschel Walker, which was real nice. Coach Fisher was telling me how the future at FSU is bright and how they're making it back. I feel good about Coach Fisher being the next head coach. If I were to go there hopefully we'd be winning."

"When I was watching the scrimmage I was watching the running backs primarily," continued Malcome. "The running backs and back-up quarterback kept fumbling. I couldn't really tell what was going on. Every day the defense sees that offense so that it made it easier on them (turning the ball over). I saw that if I worked hard I could come in and play."

While the visit for Ken was great, he isn't ready to make any program his solid favorite mainly due to the fact that he is waiting for other programs to offer, combined with the fact he wants to take all of his visit to ensure he makes the right decision.

"I've always liked FSU growing up so seeing it for the first time was great and exciting," said Malcome. "I am not ready to say there is a top school because I still have visits I want to take, but I was impressed with what I saw from FSU. My grandparents liked it, too. They were telling me it'd be a great school for me. I've been talking to FSU for a while; pretty much since last summer. I have a good relationship with the coaches and I have bonded with them."

"With all of that I still plan on taking my visits," continued Malcome. "I have a visit to Florida scheduled Wednesday, a visit to Georgia for their spring game Saturday and a visit to West Virginia for their spring game too. I want to see LSU also. I need to see these schools to find out the best fit overall."

The visit for Ken was more than what he expected, so look for FSU to play a major role in Malcome's recruitment. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Ken, as well as the rest of the recruits that visited this weekend.


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