Making the Rounds

Josh Malone has visited half a dozen schools this fall and two schools he has visited in recent weeks led to scholarship offers.

Alabama, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Western Kentucky have had junior wide receiver Josh Malone on their campus for at least one game this fall.

A couple of schools got Malone on their campus and they did not let him leave without offering him first.

"Notre Dame was the 10th school to offer me and North Carolina was the 11th," Josh Malone told Scout. "Both of those schools offered me when I was on their campus visiting them."

He talks about his visit to South Bend.

"I got the offer from Notre Dame when I was there for the Stanford game and it was great. I went up there hoping they would offer and they did. They were excited when they saw me and how big I was, so they like me a lot.

"They have so much tradition and I really like that. It is rich with tradition up there and walking around the campus was great, seeing all the history they have there, and seeing how much pride they have in their football program."

Notre Dame has a lot that attracts Malone to it.

"I have high interest in them for many reasons. I like the school, I like their offense, and I like how they throw the ball around to their wide receivers."

Speaking of throwing the ball around to receivers; UNC does that too.

Larry Fedora is in his first season as the Tar Heels head coach and he is looking for play-makers on the outside.

They found one in this talented 2014 prospect out of Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp.

"The offer from North Carolina was one I was kind of expecting. I have been talking to them for a while, they had been showing a lot of interest, and I saw this one coming.

Of course Malone likes the system UNC runs being a wide receiver.

"I like how their offense is ran and they really love to throw the ball. The coaches want to get the ball to their play-makers and I like that a lot."

Memphis has recently offered and that puts him at a dozen, so who could be next?

"I think Georgia and Auburn are very close to offering me and they could be next. One of my coaches have talked to Auburn and he feels they are close and Georgia has really been showing a lot of interest lately," Malone said.

No matter how who offers right now, the process is going to stay at a slow pace for this 2014 Scout300 member.

He has no favorites and he does not see that changing any time soon.

"I am still open and I have not stated to separate any schools yet. I am just running with the process right now and I am not even thinking about any order of schools.

"I don't really have a plan yet. I am going to take my visits and take my time."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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