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Recruiting Update with Four-Star TE Malcolm Epps

One-time Alabama commit Malcolm Epps has been back n the recruiting market for a couple of months and he recently broke down some of the latest news and recruiting tidbits with Scout.

Malcolm Epps, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound tight end from Spring (Texas) DeKaney decommitted from Alabama back in early February and he is still sorting through his options, but a list is starting to come together.

"UT (Texas), Florida State, Texas A&M, and Rice," Epps answered when asked what schools have been standing out to him and recruiting him the hardest since his decommitment.

The Scout 300-rated pass-catcher knows what he is looking for when it comes time to make his next commitment. 

"Yes sir," Epps said, "I am looking for someone who never takes the tight end off the field and if they do take him off then it is for a quick second or a breather.

"I could make a decision before the end of the summer or towards signing day."

Epps most recent unofficial visit was to Austin, Texas to meet with the Longhorns staff for junior day, and judging his comments that visit went about as good as possible.  

"I went to UT a few Sundays ago," Epps explained. "It felt like being back at home."

Scout Evaluation: Malcolm Epps is a high-ceiling prospect with receiver instincts and a traditional inline tight end frame. Exceptional height and length. A 6-foot-6 frame gives Epps virtually limitless space to add bulk at the next level. It also gives him an enormous catch radius. He also plays basketball and has huge hands, allowing him to have a chance at catches even if only one hand is available. Size and length allow him to win balls over smaller defenders, sometimes multiple defenders. Willing blocker who has major potential to become a dominant blocker in college. Experience playing inline tight end, flex tight end, outside receiver, and slot.

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