Penn State Offers Willis

Lackey High School is stacked with talent in the defensive secondary this year and the Penn State Nittany Lions just gave one of them their first offer in safety prospect Malcolm Willis. Willis was obviously extremely excited about the offer and took some time talk about what he liked most about the Nits.

Many players around the country are in search of their first scholarship offer right now, but not many will pick it up from a program as prestigious and rich in tradition as Penn State. Today, Indian Head, Md., native Malcolm Willis did just that and the 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete was more then a little bit excited.

"I just talked to Coach Larry Johnson today and he told me that the paperwork would be here by Saturday," Willis exclaimed. "They really like me at the safety position and that's where I think I'd be best at, so I'm very excited about getting this offer."

"I like everything about Penn State," Willis added. "The environment in Happy Valley is great and it is all about football up there from a fan perspective. They have great players who have all been really cool when I've met them and I'm really hyped about going back up on April 5th for junior day. It's like a big family up there and it would be great to be a part of that."

Willis talked about what he likes about the Nittany Lion style of play.

"They're a physical team and known for their linebackers," Willis said. "I love their defense because you have the opportunity to use your instincts and also come up and get a lot of kill shots on people. I like it because they like to enforce punishment on the offense up there and that is my style of play."

As a junior, Willis registered 95 tackles, three interceptions and returned one pick for a touchdown. He was voted second-team All-County, honorable mention All-Conference and honorable mention All-Met at safety. Willis was also named first-team All-Area at quarterback.

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