Malcolm is a standout in the classroom as well as on the field. Sporting a GPA upwards of 3.0 currently academics will play a major role in his decision for college he says. "There are a number of things that will be big for me when picking a school. The academic background, how their graduation rates are, the student:faculty ratio, location, if I have to go far away I will but I wouldn't want to go too far. A winning record would be nice to have a chance to win a championship. I really want to be challenged academically in the classroom though."
Having been on the road and taking a closer look at many of the interested parties in the region Boyd talked about his visits. Below he recapped how he felt about 2 of the visits on his trip:
Liberty: The facilities were impressive. The campus itself was impressive. I was able to see the student center and saw some of the classes there and I really liked it. The people around you treat you like family.
William & Mary I like that it has a historic background. If you come out of there with a degree you'll be likely to get a good job. Their academic reputation is very strong. Former presidents like George Washington and Jefferson went there. They have a real nice campus and they treat you like family. I like the coaches a lot too.
Norfolk State hosted Malcolm on Friday and there he received yet another offer. "I've got offers from Liberty, Presbyterian, William & Mary, and South Carolina State." The addition of the offer on Friday moves his total to 5 offers now.
He's interested in anyone who wants to recruit him but obviously he's looking harder at the schools who have offered him. "Right now the top ones I'm impressed with are Liberty and Presbyterian. They are neck and neck. William & Mary and SC State are there too along with Norfolk State too."
Still there is another school who hasn't pulled the trigger yet that Boyd feels could be one of the next to do so. "Georgia Tech might be the closest to offering. They like my work ethic and footwork. They also like how I work in the classroom and how well rounded I am off the field. I went to visit and they wanted me to stay longer but I could only stay for one session. They liked what they saw of me while I was there and on film. Another school who I was gonna say could be close is Kentucky but I haven't heard from them a whole lot lately so I'm not sure now."
Malcolm has visited Wofford about a week ago, Georgia Tech, and plans on visiting Richmond on July 19th. The rest of his offseason will be dedicated to working hard to improve. "I want to get stronger and faster. Hopefully we can bring the state title back to Dorman where it should be. I want to get out there in terms of recruiting, graduate, and then go to a good school."
A date that is circled on Boyd's calendar is the matchup with Byrnes. The Cavaliers played the Rebels very tight last season and he talked about the Rebels. "Everett Dawkins was the toughest guy I've ever gone up against. I'd say him and Sam Montgomery from Greenwood were the two toughest matchups for me. Sam is good at basketball too, we've played against each other on the AAU circuit." As for the game against Byrnes he had this to say, "I've just been wanting to beat those guys. We beat them when we were in JV. I just think they are beatable."
Malcolm has already taken the SAT and posted a 930 but with it being his first time taking the test he says he will be taking it again to improve his scores. He also recently took the ACT but has yet to receive his scores back.
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Up Close And Personal...Malcolm Boyd
Favorite CDs: Lil Wayne, Marvin Sapp, and Rick Ross
Favorite movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite subject in school: History
Favorite football player: Walter Payton
Dream date: Keyshia Cole
Dream School: Clemson