McDowell Uncertain of Future Destinations

One of the top players in the state of Michigan in the class of 2014, defensive tackle Malik McDowell already had one big decision to make for his future. Now, just two months from high school football camp, McDowell is in the midst of making another big decision.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- One of the biggest storylines of the summer on the prep football scene in the state of Michigan is the future landing place of top 2014 defensive tackle Malik McDowell.

Just wrapping up his junior year at Detroit (Mich.) Loyola, McDowell has yet to officially find a spot for his senior year, and remains unsure of when he’ll have a new home field.

“I’m going to end up transferring,” McDowell told GoBlueWolverine. “That’s pretty much it right now.”

Rumors have been rampant in recent weeks that McDowell, a 6-6, 300-pound, four-star defensive line prospect, could end up joining forces with current 2014 Michigan commitment, defensive end Lawrence Marshall, and the Southfield Blue Jays this fall.

Asked about the possibility of adding McDowell to the defensive line, Marshall smiled, eyes glowing at the thought of such a dynamic duo up front.

With no official word on the move, McDowell has kept busy on the camp circuit. Recently injuring his ankle, the soft-spoken giant plans to get the issue looked at as soon as today.

“It happened at a basketball tournament,” said McDowell. “Not too far from here actually.

“I just don’t want to hurt it anymore. Down in Chicago I hurt it again and I don’t want to hurt it anymore. I’m going to the hospital Friday to check it out.”

Another hot rumor coming out of McDowell’s appearance in Chicago last weekend revolves around his college recruitment. Holding offers from the likes of Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, among others, it was reported that McDowell named the Wolverines his favorite.

When asked about it Thursday, McDowell smiled, quietly saying, “no (that’s not true).”

As of right now, the plan is still for McDowell to announce at or around the 2014 Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas.

For now, McDowell has no set visit plans this summer, or any scheduled official visits in the fall. Asked about the likelihood he ends up in Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit this summer, McDowell delivered an optimistic answer for the Maize & Blue.

“I’m pretty sure I will.”

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