Maloy: Couldn't ask for better opportunity

Running back Tazh Maloy of Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, Texas) signed with the U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Maloy.

Tazh Maloy Profile

The 5-foot-7, 165-pound tailback verbally committed to
Navy's Danny O'Rourke on Sunday, November 16th.

"I started thinking about everything with recruiting and I'm not going to get a better opportunity than the one I have at Navy. I was accepted into the school, so that's what made it for sure, for sure."

In his senior season at Hendrickson, Maloy took over the starting running back duties from outgoing Samaje Perine (to Oklahoma). He went on to rush for 1246 yards on 210 carries for a 5.9 yards-per-carry average in 11 games. The school finished their regular season at 7-3 and won their first round game of the Texas 6A, Division II playoffs against Austin. In that game, Maloy had 144 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

"When Coach O'Rourke was recruiting me he's always talked about how hard of a runner I am. They loved my speed and just being able to make plays with my athleticism. I'm being recruited in the triple option as an A-back or slot back. It's been great getting to know Coach O'Rourke throughout this process. He's a cool guy and I'm looking forward to working with him at Navy."

Maloy selected Navy over offers from Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Belton, Texas and Southwestern in Georgetown, Texas. A four-sport star at Hendrickson in the Austin area, Maloy also competed in wrestling, powerlifting, and track & field, specializing in the long jump. The son of Sandra and Dwight Maloy, a retired Marine with more than 20 years of military service, Maloy has a sister, Sheaulice, and brother, Johnta who is currently serving in the Army. Maloy will spend his first year at NAPS. Top Stories