In late June, Lewis attended the B2G Elite Football Camp, an invitation-only camp for the top skill position prospects on the West Coast. During the camp, held at Cal Lutheran University, he was a standout performer, displaying great quickness and soft hands out of the backfield. His speed also impressed at the recent Ventura County Football Combine, where he was clocked as fast as 4.31 in the 40. Although he has not attended camp at Georgia Tech, Malachi claims to have been in regular contact with Coach Chan Gailey.
Rushing for 2,187 yards and 24 TDs for an average of 7.1 yards per carry during his junior season, Malachi's explosive speed and size is making him a hot commodity among college recruiters. A fast rising prospect that claims to hold over 30 scholarship offers, Malachi listed Georgia Tech, UCLA, UNLV, Oregon, California, Arizona, Washington, Nebraska, Baylor, and Oregon State as prominent schools that have already offered.
When asked about narrowing the choices to a top three, Lewis stated, "I don't have a leader. I'm going to let the schools recruiting me let their seasons play out." He further added that his timetable for deciding would be "sometime after the football season."
A true competitor like his favorite NFL star, the infamous Terrell Owens, Lewis is looking to sign with a school that "has a good team, one that has a shot at a National Championship." The young recruit, who maintains a 3.5 GPA, stated that distance and depth chart were not factors that would weigh into his decision, and further added that he wants to major in computer science.
"Running the ball" is what Malachi claims to be his strongest attribute, but the versatile athlete feels he could improve as a defensive back and that's something he's looking forward to working on this season with his fellow Spartans. Since the rising senior is being recruited to play positions on both sides of the ball, his biggest goal for the coming season is to improve his overall game and increase his value as a college prospect.