Cyphers: "Schools Are Closing In"

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian's 2014 cornerback prospect Malik Cyphers was in San Antonio for the Army National Combine. FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Cyphers after the long day to check-in on his recruitment...

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — 2014 Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian defensive back Malik Cyphers would one day like to be an on-air sports analyst.

But before he gets there, the goal is to have someone else breaking down his own plays.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Cyphers recently attended the Army National Combine to measure his skills against other top underclassmen. Cyphers received an SMU offer his freshman season and is now starting to receive attention from more schools on the West Coast and a big one in the Midwest.

"I've been hearing from a lot of coaches, just all closing in," he said, "Boise State, Washington, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, a lot of schools."

Next, he's looking to gain traction in the SEC. "Hoping to hear from the Gators, LSU, some of the big SEC schools," he said. "It's a good conference so hopefully I can get there."

Cyphers credits much of his growth as a football player to the strong tradition at Oaks Christian School, "To play in a program like that it just kind of pushes you," he said. "You kind of just keep the tradition going and make sure you're doing the same thing."

"I'm just very blessed and honored to be in the position that I am, so whatever comes at me I'm going to take it."

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