Three Offers For Pichon

Defensive tackle Malcolm Pichon of Salmen High School is a top target for SMU and the defensive lineman now has three scholarship offers under his belt. Find out which schools are recruiting the big defensive tackle.

At 6-foot-3, 325 pounds, Salmen (Slidell, La.) defensive tackle Malcolm Pichon is a force in the middle. Pichon put on a display at the recent Nike Training Camp in Baton Rouge, solidifying his spot as one of the top defensive linemen in Louisiana's deep and talented Class of 2011. Yesterday, Pichon and the Spartans scrimmaged Higgins High School (Marerro, La.).

"The scrimmage went pretty good," said Pichon. "I did good. We have some young people who need to fill positions for us. We're looking good as a team and we'll be right back at it this year. I went both ways in the scrimmage yesterday, because we had an offensive guard who was out. I'll probably play some offensive line at times during the season too."

Pichon has three offers - from SMU, Louisiana Tech, and Memphis - and is receiving interest from several more schools.

"Tech is a good school. They have an energetic staff and I like them. Memphis is a good school too, but I haven't been there yet. I like Coach Reinebold. He makes you want to go there to SMU. I'm also hearing from Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Northwestern State, LSU, and Alabama.

"This summer, I'm going to visit some camps at schools and participate in summer training. I think my strengths at defensive tackle are my quick first step and my explosiveness. I probably need to work on my speed and my pad level."

Last year, Pichon and the Spartans reached the 4A semifinals before losing to district rival Franklinton. Pichon was the leader of a defense that held opponents to 14-or-fewer points in eight-of-13 games, including back-to-back shutouts in Weeks Six-and-Seven.

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