Malanga Updates Recruiting. Talks KU Visit

Snow OL Joe Malanga (6-4, 297), who is currently committed to Kansas, took his official visit to Lawrence this past weekend and he updated about his trip went as well as as what other schools are still after him at this point in the recruiting process...

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Joe Malanga
Snow (%%MATCH_7%%)
  • OG
  • 6'4"
  • 290

"It was pretty fun. I had a good time," Malanga told after returning home from his visit.

As far as highlights on his trip, Malanga was torn.

"Honestly, I'd probably say it has to be the two-pound steak I ate," Malanga said with a chuckle. "It's the biggest steak I've ever seen or eaten and I finished it.

"The school is amazing. It's more of an academic school and that's what I loved about it. Education is what it's all about. The athletics will take care of itself as long as the grades are good.

"Kansas is a great place."

In addition to his offer from the Jayhawks, Malanga also has an offer from Houston and he's been hearing quite a bit from the likes of Arizona State, Colorado State, Louisville, NC State, %%MATCH_8%% and Utah.

As a freshman last season, Malanga showed off his versatility, handling both guard and tackle duties throughout the season.

"My natural position is tackle, but I played guard due to some injuries," Malanga noted. "I played a couple of games at tackle though."

This offseason, Malanga has been hard at work perfecting his craft lifting and working on his feet.

"I've been working on my strength and my speed and my feet," Malanga said. "I've been doing speed and agility work, lots of sleds too and working on keeping my lower-body strong as well."

Malanga was a solid student at Bingham (South Jordan, Ut.) High School and he signed with Utah State, but things didn't work out so he decided to leave and head to Snow.

"It just wasn't the right place for me," Malanga recalled. "Snow was pretty close and I liked the staff here and the program they have for the football players."

Malanga is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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