Both Malik and his father have been somewhat disappointed by the lack of interest from hometown Minnesota. Malik's father said that the Gophers would certainly be in contention if they were to offer since all of his family is in Minneapolis, however Malik would also like to play in a warm weather state.
With all these schools looking at him already Malik has no favorites although his father played for Nebraska and his cousin, a name Gopher fans may remember from the 2009 Insight Bowl, is the third leading rusher in Iowa State history, Alexander Robinson.
Coming from a football family has certainly helped Malik become a better football player. "He's played up so he could compete with his older brothers really made him a better football player," said his father.