"I try to stay humble, and the easiest way to stay humble is to always want more," said Askew. "That is all that I want, to be the best that I can be. And I know there is always more to improve on. God has blessed me with the talent that I have and to earn the things that I have earned. I just want to keep working hard and keep pushing myself."
Speaking of 44 offers, Askew commented on why college coaches like his game so much.
"To me, it is my versatility," said Malcolm Askew. "(Alabama head coach) Nick Saban has told me he is not sure where he will put me on the field because by watching my film he sees that I am versatile and can play either way at a high level. (College coaches) know that I can play either wide receiver or defensive back.
"They feel like I can tackle really well. And a lot of people don't like to tackle. I also have good instincts. The reason for that is I used to be a quarterback. I first started as a wide receiver and DB my sophomore year. Having played quarterback really helped me my game at those positions because I knew what I wanted wide receivers to do and I knew what a DB was thinking."
With the February Junior Days fast approaching, Askew is thinking about which schools he will visit.
"As soon as the dead period is over and Junior Days start, I plan on continuing my visits and will take my family with me," said Askew. "I probably won't camp this summer but will likely visit colleges."
As of now, he's not sure who he will visit but he does have a section of the nation that he will key on, the southeast.
"I had Georgia as a leader but with that coaching staff, basically, being wiped out they aren't my leader any longer," said Askew, who attended football games at Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss and Florida this past season. "I am still open to 15 to 20 schools, more in the southeast because my mom wants me to stay within a good driving distance from home. Whomever comes after me strong is where I will probably wind up going."
When he takes his visit, there are several things that he will key on.
"No. 1, I'm looking for a head coach who is for the players, not just for the game and winning but one who is going to be a family man, going to be there for me not just on the field but off the field as well," said Askew. "I'm also looking for a great academic school. I want to major in computer engineering, so I've been looking into that with each school. Also, safety around colleges is important because of this world that we now live in. My mom wants me to be on a safe campus. And I think Ole Miss is actually the safest college in the SEC. Safety is what intrigues my mom a lot.
"My relationship with my recruiting coach and my position coach is very important because that is who you are going to be with most of the time. Coach Pruitt is back at Alabama and he is probably the coach that I have the biggest relationship with, and I feel like I have learned most of my game while camping with him. I also have a good relationship with Coach Reed at Clemson. The coaches at Ole Miss, I have learned a lot from them just by camping there."