Malleck Opens Up Recruitment

Point Pleasant (N.J.) Boro High tight end Ryan Malleck de-committed from Maryland after the school announced coach Ralph Friedgen would not return for the 2011 season. Malleck already spoke to one school and has a tentatively set up one official visit already. Malleck spoke about his decommitment, and is plan moving forward.

After Maryland announced it was replacing coach Ralph Friedgen, Point Pleasant (N.J.) Boro High tight end Ryan Malleck he was looking for a new school.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Malleck said he de-committed from the Terps and will look at a variety of options, including Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Connecticut. He will also look at Maryland after a new coach is in place.

"Yeah, I'm opening up my recruitment," Malleck said. "Once I find out (what Maryland is going to do), I'll probably talk to more schools. I actually talked to Rutgers today. They want to get me down for an official visit on Jan. 21."

Malleck said as of now, he plans to make that visit.

"I still have to start looking at other schools and see how I want to narrow it down to specific spots," Malleck said. "It's so new. But I'll probably look at the schools that offered me, like UConn, and some other ACC schools. It just happened today, so I'm not really sure yet. In the next few days I'll have more information."

When Malleck chose Maryland in the summer, he did so from a final three that also included Rutgers and Connecticut. Vanderbilt fits into the mix because he was recruited by former Terps offensive coordinator James Franklin, who is now at Vanderbilt, and former Terps assistant John Donovan.

Despite de-committing and having to go through the recruiting process again, Malleck is upbeat and added he is not feeling the stress of it.

"I'm kind of laid back about it," Malleck said. "I really liked coach Franklin and coach Donovan and he's going to Vanderbilt, too. I'm going to try to talk to them. I was disappointed at first, but you have to get over it."

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