After helping Myrtle Beach win the AAA state title last season 2015 wide receiver Malik Waring is still making big plays for the Seahawks who are looking to repeat this season in the midst of the playoffs. We caught up with Waring who has already surpassed his stats from last season and took a visit to Newberry over the weekend to check out the Indians.
"My trip to Newberry was great. It seems like a good environment to be around. I saw the campus and the locker rooms were really nice too."
The 6'1 180 pound Waring also got some time to speak with the coaches during his visit as well he says. The 2015 prospect is still looking for his first offer and he says he talked recruiting with the staff as well.
"I talked to coach Spivey and he was real excited about me coming and said that he's been wanting me to come for a while. They said after their season ends they would talk to me more. He said their recruiting process was slow right now."
The 2015 prospect says he could envision himself playing for the Indians because, "their attack was pretty balance so I can definitely see myself contributing in their system."
Another in-state program has been stepping up their interest in Waring as of late as well in the Furman Paladins.
On Friday night Waring had himself another strong performance as the AAA playoffs got underway.
"I had 117 receiving yards with 3 touchdowns last night. On the season I've got 800 yards and 13 touchdowns so far."
Asked how it felt to have such a big game for his team in the pressure filled playoffs he had this to say, "It feels great just being able to help my team win in any way possible."
Should Waring duplicate his performance again during the next couple of rounds he could break the 1,000 yard mark which is a goal he set for himself this past off season. Doing so playing with and sharing catches with another high profile wide receiver in teammate Kyle Belack would be impressive. Waring talks about his mind set when he steps out on the field knowing he doesn't have a scholarship offer yet.
"All I can do is keep playing as hard as I can and hopefully a college team will find me fit to be a part of their program."
Since the start of his senior season Waring says that "I've definitely gotten faster and more explosive which were things I wanted to improve on most. My YAC (yards after catch) has been a lot better this year."
Waring currently reports a 3.0 GPA in the classroom
We'll have more updates with Waring as he and Myrtle Beach will host Hanahan on Friday so stay tuned.
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