2017 Central Catholic (Portland Or.) DE/TE Malik Thirdgill discusses his trip to Montlake and other recruiting news

2017 Central Catholic (Portland Or.) DE/TE Malik Thirdgill made the three-hour drive north to Montlake over the weekend to take in Washington's first Pac 12 game last Saturday and he updated Dawgman.com with his thoughts on things including where things stand on the recruiting front...

"I had a great time. It was a wonderful experience," Malik Thirdgill told Dawgman.com. "The crowd was really into it and they had a chance to win at the end, but they just couldn't get it done, but they are a young team, so they should be able to learn from it and get better."

Husky offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith is the lead recruiter for Thirdgill and the junior said the two have formed a solid relationship.

"He and I have gotten to know each other pretty well so far and it's only going to get better," Thirdgill noted. "He's a good coach and they use their tight ends in that offense, so it was fun watching it live to see how they got the tight ends involved.

"He said they like me a lot and they are evaluating me. They haven't offered yet, but I am hopeful that it will happen soon."

In addition to his heavy interest from the Huskies, Thirdgill has also been talking to several other schools.

"I don't have any offers yet, but I have been talking with Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Boise State, Wyoming and Navy," Thirdgill added.

The junior noted that most schools like him as a tight end, but he doesn't have a preference on where he winds up.

"I like both sides, but almost everyone I have been talking to thinks I am a better fit at tight end," Thirdgill said. "I like to hit and in our system you have to block and catch the ball equally well, so I am willing to play anywhere a team sees me fitting in."

Central Catholic is 2-2 so far this season and they will take on Reynolds (Troutdale, Or.) on Friday night in a league game.


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