DL Prospect Anxious for September

One of the top two-way linemen on the West Coast this year is Carson's (Calif.) <b>Norris Malele</b>. The SoCal standout said he's anxious for the September contact period to arrive so he can begin to see who is really interested in him and start to narrow his list...

Norris Malele, 6-3, 295 pounds plays both offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Colts and had a dominant junior season on both sides of the ball. He earned All-State Underclass honors a year ago and then had a dominant showing at the SoCal Nike Camp working out with the defensive linemen.

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."

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