Apr. 5 -- Scout caught up at The Opening Houston with Alabama 2018 tight end commit Malcolm Epps, who talks about the Crimson Tide and three other schools...
The above video features an interview with 2018 tight end and Alabama pledge Malcolm Epps from Dekaney High School in the Houston area.
Epps discussed why he committed as early as he did to the Crimson Tide, which he chose over other early offers from Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M. Alabama got Epps' commitment Feb. 27.
Additionally, Epps names three programs that still interest him: Oregon, UCLA, and Ohio State. For more detail, be sure to check out the above video.
Epps is a tall, long tight end prospect with almost limitless space on his frame to add weight. He told Scout that he measured 6-foot-6, 220 pounds at Sunday's The Opening Houston, where he impressed during half skeleton passing drills as a pass-catcher who could regularly get open despite being so tall and long at a young age.
Epps said right now that his strength is indeed his ability as a receiver, but he's getting better as a blocker. Once he grows into his frame, he should have plenty of size to be a dominant blocker. Epps is also a basketball player, which helps him with his overall athleticism.
As a sophomore this past fall, Epps caught 21 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns on more than 17 yards per catch as he teamed with 2016 Oklahoma signee Adrian Hardy at Dekaney High School.
Stick with Scout as we continue to monitor Epps' development. If you can't play the video above, try the version below.