2017 AL ATH Receiving Big-Time Interest

McAdory (AL) High School 2017 athlete Malcolm Askew has already received double digit offers, with more expected.

  • Name: Malcolm Askew
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: McAdory (AL) High School
  • Position: S/CB/WR
  • HT: WT: 6-foot, 170
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools of Interest: Alabama, Appalachian State, Georgia, Jacksonville State, LSU, Miami (Fl), Mississippi State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, UCLA

  • "I have 11 offers," said Askew. "I got my first offer this summer at the Georgia camp. Then, I started picking the others up after that.

    "The other teams that offered me saw my film and told my coach on the phone that they wanted to offer me. I called them and they told me they wanted to offer me"

    He understands the importance of the offers so early in his high school career.

    "It was a big deal (receiving that first offer)," said Askew. "And I just wanted to keep it going, keeping striving to work hard and keep getting more offers. I know that colleges will back off of players if they don't continue working hard and improving. So, I want to continue to be the best that I can be and continue to get colleges to look at me."

    He believes his next offer may come from an instate school.

    "I went to Alabama's camp," said Askew. " They are recruiting me real hard. Coach Martin said they are close to offering."

    He pointed out why college coaches like him so much.

    "The coaches tell me that I am so athletic they can put me anywhere where they need me whether it be on defense or offense," said Askew. "They just like me as a total athlete."

    He talked a little more in-depth about his Mississippi State offer and his thoughts about them.

    "I received my (Mississippi State) offer from (cornerbacks) Coach (Deshea) Townsend," said Askew. "I saw him when I went to Mississippi State and he offered then. He said he really liked me after seeing my film.

    "I love Mississippi State. I went down there and saw that they have a great coaching staff. They are all real laid back. They interact with the players real well. I like them a lot."

    His recruiting coach for Mississippi State was Geoff Collins who is now at Florida as their defensive coordinator. He's hopefull that move means another offer will be forthcoming in the near future.

    "My recruiting coach for Mississippi State was Coach Collins," said Askew. "He's now at Florida, so, hopefully, I will get an offer from them as well."

    Despite all of the recruiting interest and offers, Askew is keeping an open mind when it comes to naming any favorites.

    "I like all of the schools that are recruiting me," said the talented sophomore. "I'm trying to stay open with my recruitment, not really have a favorite. I'm not really showing more love to any over the others. I'm just trying to enjoy it right now."

    Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2017.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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