And three Pac-10 schools have talked to him, letting him know they're watching the first few games of his senior year.
Malone, who plays both running back and safety, said many schools like him as an athlete, while there are those who're recruiting him specifically as a safety.
"Some schools are recruiting me for both, but I like defense, and I think strong safety is where I'll play," said Malone.
Malone said since September 1st, he's talked with a handful of schools.
"Arizona State called, Oregon called, UCLA has called, Washington and Idaho have called and Nebraska has called," said Malone.
Malone said he's hoping to finalize the details for his first official visit.
"I'm going to set up one with Nebraska, for maybe later in the year," said Malone. "Me and Jonathan Mack are trying to go out there the same weekend."
Malone said he's favoring the schools that have offered, with no real leader emerging.
"Everyone is even right now," said Malone.
But Malone wouldn't mind if the in-state schools picked up their interest level and turned those into offers.
"I like UCLA, it's close to home, and I know people who go there," said Malone. "I played with Damien Holmes (two years ago). I'm going to try to get to one of their games."
Malone is starting both ways for Colton, who dropped their opener to Vista Murrieta. They face La Quinta this weekend.