The Chargers already had a two year starting QB in place when Matthew arrived. Malouf did get in a few reps as a junior, but most of the snaps went to Chris Cutcliffe, the son of David Cutcliffe.
Going into his senior season, Matthew had very little experience but tons of raw athletic ability. He decided to sharpen his skills at the various combines and college camps. Now he has blossomed into one of the state's best if not the best Mississippi high school quarterback.
Can Malouf finish it off with a Class 4A State Championship?
The following information was revealed during our interview with Matthew Malouf:
How is your season going? "It has been excellent. I am just glad we are winning."
What is your current record? "11-0."
This is your school's first 11-0 record, right? "Yes sir, we have never gone undefeated in the regular season."
What are your stats for the year? "I think I have around 2, 000 passing yards and 15 TD's. I am not sure what my rushing yards are right now."
What most have you improved on this season? "The game has slowed down for me. I understand defenses better now."
Who do you face in the 2nd round of the playoffs? "New Albany."
Have you had a chance to schedule your official visits? "No sir, not yet. I am just worrying about my season right now. I will do that when the playoffs are over."
Did you attend any college games this past Saturday? "Yes sir, I went to the Ole Miss/Arkansas game."
How did it go? "I enjoyed it. It was fun."
Did you talk to the Ole Miss staff? "Yes sir. They were just trying to convince me that Ole Miss was the best school for me. Coach Mazzone wanted to talk to me about playing QB for them. I do not know. We did not get into it that much."
You told us before that Ole Miss was recruiting you as an athlete; has that now changed? "I do not know. He just said he wanted me to come over to his office sometime to talk about it."
Which colleges are keeping in phone contact with you? "LSU, Ole Miss, MSU, Alabama, Auburn, USM, Memphis, Marshall, and Tulane."
Any new offers? "It is still just Ole Miss, Memphis, and USM."
Who do you think is closest to offering you next? "LSU or Alabama."
you been on anymore unofficial visits? "I have been to Memphis and Alabama."
Which college is coming after you the hardest? "I think all of the schools are recruiting me hard, but I think Memphis is calling me more than everybody."
Matthew carries a 2.5 GPA and a 17 on the ACT.