Committing to the Alabama Crimson Tide last February, recruiting news has been on the quiet side for Houston (Tex.) Dekaney High School tight end Malcolm Epps, but it hasn't stopped him from hitting the camp scene with more eyes on his every move.
The latest showcase for the four-star prospect came over the weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, competing at the Future 50 among some of the best underclassmen in America.
"I feel I held my own and represented for the H (Houston) in a good way," he said. "Coach taught me to stick my foot in the ground and that it's all about the hips.
"I can block and I'm fast enough to get open."
On the recruiting side of the coin, Epps says attention surrounding his name remains despite the longstanding verbal pledge.
"Things are good with the Tide but my recruitment it still open because anything can happen," he said. "I haven't talked to anyone in a while...I'm still committed, though. I stay committed because they keep winning."
Anyone who watched the 2016 Orange Bowl would be familiar with the pair of programs working to flip the top 10 class of 2018 tight end the most.
"Michigan and Florida State talk to me a lot," he said. "Michigan says they put tight ends in the league, Florida State, too. Jim Harbaugh and his son (Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh) just seem like they're comfortable and I can talk to them whenever."
Epps says he has no visits penciled in for the spring at this point and there isn't a timetable for a final college decision, either.
Future 50 Clips: Malcolm Epps