And the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Malleck already knows a bit about Rutgers after camping there in the summer. The Scarlet Knights have also been in contact with Malleck's coach, Calvin Thompson.
"I talked to (Rutgers assistant) Joe Susan a few times and he contacts Calvin a lot and says they like me,'' Malleck said. "I would look at them, and my dad wants me to go somewhere close.''
"I really like the weight room a lot,'' said Malleck, who is yet to be offered by Rutgers. "I saw the campus and I like it a lot.''
After starting the season with four straight losses, Point Pleasant Boro recorded its first win Friday, a 34-14 defeat of Holmdel, and Malleck played an integral role. He had an 11-yard touchdown reception and intercepted two passes in the win, and approximates making 20 catches this season.
"We're passing a lot, and I'm getting a lot of passes,'' Malleck said.
Malleck said he lines up at wide receiver in some formations and also in the slot, but he is most comfortable playing tight end.
"All the corners so far are 5-9 or 5-10,'' he said. "We run a fade route and they throw it up and I catch it.''