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Ole Miss is still recruiting four-star DB Malcolm Askew, but he's set to report to Auburn next week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Four-star cornerback Malcolm Askew has been firmly committed to Auburn since June, and he’s holding steady as his report date to The Plains rapidly approaches.

But that hasn’t stopped other schools from attempting to change his mind. Ole Miss, namely, continues to chase the 5-foot-10 1/2, 183-pound Askew, who is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 33 cornerback in the country.

However, Askew, participating in the Alabama - Mississippi All-Star Game this week, is set to report to Auburn next week for bowl practices. Auburn will take on Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in January.

“It’s going great,” Askew said of his recruitment. “I’ll be an early enrollee, so I’m trying to recruit some guys to Auburn down here and have a great week. I’ll be there for bowl practice here in a minute. I’m excited for that.”

Askew holds no shortage of offers, among them Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Michigan. Still, as of today, the McCalla, Ala., product is pretty much all Tigers. He has been for some time now, even if he’s continued to listen to recruiting pitches, not completely slamming the door shut on his recruitment.

“A couple of schools are trying to get me,” he said. “But with me being an early enrollee, it’s kind of too late.”

He recently held an in-home visit with Ole Miss running backs coach Derrick Nix. The Rebels and Askew have maintained contact throughout the process. He’s been on campus, too, including a recruiting camp in the summer.

“They really want me,” Askew said. “They’re saying I’m the No. 1 DB they want and hope that I can flip. But right now it’s too late in the process.”

Askew finished his high school with 3,840 all-purpose yards, 37 touchdowns, eight interceptions, 90 tackles, 70 catches and 23 pass break-ups.

“No more visits,” Askew said. “Unless something crazy happens.”


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