Malele is quick off the ball, very strong and plays with a nice mean streak on the field. He said he prefers the defensive side of the ball but is getting looks on offense as well.
"The position I'm being recruited at won't play much of a factor in my decision," Malele said. "I'm just going to pick a school I'm comfortable at and will play wherever the schools wants me to play.
"Right now, my top schools would be UCLA, Cal, Arizona, Washington, USC, Colorado and Oklahoma. All but USC, Colorado and Oklahoma have offered me but I'm still hearing from each of them. Come September 1 when schools can start calling, that will give me a better idea of who is really interested and I'm looking forward to that. I want to narrow my list to about five early on and then take all five of my visits before making my decision."