RU's recent interest interests Yowk

This Delaware running back is getting interest from Rutgers again. It is in the form of hand-written letters that has caught his attention. A month ago he was readying to settle on a school, but now his recruitment may go a bit longer. caught up with the player and got the latest on his recruitment, to get his thoughts on Rutgers and to learn his position of choice for college.

A month ago running back Malcolm Yowk of Ceasar Rodney High of Camden-Wyoming, Del., trimmed his list of schools to two, Stanford and Delaware, but Rutgers is creeping back into his consciousness.

Yowk said it is because the Scarlet Knights coaching staff is adding a personal touch to his recruitment.

"I'm getting a hand-written letter every other day and I'm in contact with them,'' Yowk said. "It shows interest for them to take the time and sit down and write the letters with their own hand, and not just print them out on a computer.''

Yowk said Rutgers was "still in the mix,'' but there is something that needs to get settled before the recruitment gets ultra-serious. He is a running back at heart, but he said recently he is getting the vibe the Scarlet Knights want him to play in the secondary.

"They were saying running back at first, but it could be defensive back,'' said Yowk, who holds a Rutgers offer. "If it's defensive back, then I'm not really interested.''

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Yowk said running back is his favored position.

"That's what I'm natural at, I've always been,'' Yowk said. "I don't have fun on defense.''

Yowk said he continues to be in touch with Stanford and Delaware. William & Mary recently joined the fray, and James Madison is also staying in contact with Yowk.

"I'm hoping to make a decision soon,'' Yowk said. "Sooner would be better for me to get it off of mind, but I'm not going to force anything. Part of it is just getting my parents to settle on (things), and get information on a school and get their approval.''

Yowk made the rounds to the schools of his interest in the summer, including a trip to Stanford. He said he also visited Rutgers unofficially "a few times,'' but he has not scheduled any official visits.

"I'm not set on anything yet,'' Yowk said. "I've been busy. There's football, schoolwork and then a social life, like spending time with your family. That's why I'm holding off on the football stuff.''

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