Especially pleasing for Malleck, who is projected to play tight end in college, was the opportunity to meet his new recruiting coach, Rutgers assistant Robb Smith, who has taken up recruiting the Jersey Shore since Joe Susan left to become Bucknell's coach.
"Practice was at a very high tempo,'' Malleck said. "Our practices are nothing like that, so it was fun to see. I went over and watched the tight ends to their individual work. I got to see the new tight ends coach (Phil Galiano), and it looked like he was excited.''
"They were all high tempo,'' he said. "I feel like Rutgers was a little higher tempo than what I saw at Duke.''
Malleck's recruiting hasn't been as active as he hoped, but that could change next week for a pair of reasons. He is yet to send out his junior highlight tape, and the spring evaluation period started, which will enable schools to visit the Point Pleasant Boro and see him in action.
"I'm actually getting my highlight tape done Sunday, and I'm sending it out to all the schools that have interest,'' Malleck said. "I think that's why I haven't gotten as much interest, or any offers yet. If they haven't seen film on you, they're not going to offer.''
What teams should see on the film is big-bodied receiver with athleticism.
"We have some formations where I come down and play tight end,'' Malleck said. "But I'm mostly split out to run deeper patters, like a fade or post route.''
The scope of Malleck's recruitment could be decided by his performance on the summer camp circuit, and he already plans to camp at five schools.