GPTV: Gordo (AL) High School class of 2016 defensive lineman Malek Steele talks one-on-one with Scout.com's Steve Robertson, February 19, 2015.
Name: Malek Steele
High School: Gordo (AL) High School
Position: Defensive Lineman
HT: WT: 6-foot-4, 310
Scout.com Ranking: NR
Schools of Interest: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Jacksonville State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Southern Miss
You are a recent transfer from Pickens County to Gordon, Alabama, What was your thought process in regard to that transfer?
"I decided to come here because I feel like I have a better opportunity to win a state championship and a better opportunity to go to college. And make big plays in college."
I know you mentioned that some schools have already reached out to you. What schools have started showing interest in you?
"Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Arizona State, Arizona and Louisville."
You mentioned that you attended some Junior Days. What was that experience like?
"I attended the Alabama Junior Day and it was wonderful. I think I would be a good fit there. It was down to earth, they love football and they really care about you."
What do you like about playing defensive line, and what do you hope to accomplish this year?
"I like it because it is physical and you get to use your hands. And I like to bring the pain."
What are you looking for in a college?
"I would like it to be one big family, and not just be the sport but education, too. I would like everybody to be together."
When you think about this Gordo team, how good do you think it can be?
"I feel great (and) think we are going to be the best team in the state."
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