Now that the summer is behind him, Malik and his teammates have begun preparing for their season opener. Willis starts school Monday in what will be a shortened senior year. Willis has plans to enroll early in college.
Malik is still committed to Virginia Tech but one school is coming after him hard. That school is Georgia Tech. “This has given me a lot to think about. With that in mind, I plan on taking my five official visits." Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Tulane are three schools that Malik knows will get official visits. Malik will look at his offer list to see if any of those schools will get the other two visits. “This is something that I feel I need to do. This only happens once in a lifetime and I want to do everything right to make sure when I am set on a school.”
Georgia Tech is the only school that Malik has a date in mind for his official visit. “I want to come down for the Clemson game and make that my official visit.” Malik wants to see a good game and have a chance to meet the players and students. Malik also wants to see the player’s game day preparation and see how the students inter-act with the players.
Georgia Tech was one of the schools that sent Malik a written offer when they went out this week. "It was pretty cool. I like how they personalized it. It was great to see that in my mail box."
Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are the two schools that have the edge at the present time. A school will have to be strong academically and be willing to give Malik a chance to play quarterback to get in the picture with the two Tech’s. Quarterback has been Malik’s primary position and he also plays cornerback. “I really want to be a quarterback in college. I think this year will show what I can do.”
When it comes time to make his decision, Malik will be reaching out to his parents and his high school coach for help. Malik will look to his coach for advice on how the schools are recruiting him and he’ll look to his parents for advice on the possible degrees at each school. “My parents are big on the education I get.”
Malik hopes to make his decision by mid-November or early December at the latest. “When we start school next week, my guidance counselor will get me started on everything to be ready for my early enrollment."