Introducing The New Cowboys: Malik Kearse

Malik Kearse is a cornerback from Fort Scott Community College.

Malik Kearse
6-1, 175
Fort Scott C.C., Kan./Opa-Locka (Monsignor Pace) and Miami (Carrol City), Fla.

Physical: 40 time-4.52.

Other Schools Recruited By: (JC) none; (High school) Wisconsin, South Florida, Miami (Fla), Louisville, Oklahoma, Iowa State.

Junior College: two-year starter, 2014 Honorable Mention All-Jayhawk Conference; Statistics: 2015 season-29 total tackles, 24 unassisted tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 7 passes broken up; 2014 season-37 total tackles, 28 unassisted tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions, 8 passes broken up.

High School: Senior and Junior seasons at Monsignor Pace High School; two-year starter at cornerback; Statistics: 2013 season-only played two games because of a dislocated elbow, 6 passes broken up; 2012 season-6 interceptions, 24 passes broken up; Honors: 2nd Team All-Area in Miami; Sophomore and Freshman seasons at Miami Carol City High School; two-year starter at cornerback.

Other Sports: Track and Field (4X100 meter relay).

Interesting Tidbit: Trained with Stanford Jennings, a former Furman and Cincinnati Bengals running back.

Primary Recruiting Coach: Tim Duffie.

Scouting Report and Projection: Long and tall for a corner, he looks solid on tape but this spring will be  major telling point as to how close he is to playing. I would expect immediate work on the special teams and a thorough test on his coverage skills. This isn’t the Big Ten or SEC, you have to cover man on the outside in the conference. I didn’t see enough in junior college to convince me of that. In a game versus NEO, the Greyhounds secondary was torched by an average NEO quarterback.

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