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Versatile 4-Star Malcolm Askew Dishes on Recruiting, College Position Preference

Sanjay Kirpalani@@SanjayKirpalaniNational Recruiting AnalystMarch 24, 2016

2017 4-star ATH Malcolm Askew could make a decision on his college future in the next few months.
2017 4-star ATH Malcolm Askew could make a decision on his college future in the next few months.Credit: 247Sports

BUFORD, Ga. — The finish line in the recruitment of 4-star athlete Malcolm Askew is approaching.

The nation’s No. 11 athlete and No. 179 player overall in the 2017 cycle has nearly 40 offers to his credit, but he plans to narrow his list in the coming months.

“I plan on releasing a top five [later in the summer], and [I want to] decide between August and October,” Askew told Bleacher Report.

Until that time, Askew expects to be busy figuring out how he will shrink his list of suitors. 

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“Me and my family are just getting together trying to figure everything out and narrow things down,” Askew explained. “I’m in the process of taking visits to schools that we’re strongly considering. I just want to evaluate all of my options and explore every campus that I can and hopefully be able to make a decision soon.”

He’s already mapped out a few schools that he wants to check out soon.

“I plan on getting back to Ole Miss, and my family wants to sit down and talk with Hugh Freeze,” Askew said. “I want to get back to Auburn for their spring game. I also want to get down to Florida and Florida State too.”

Of course, in-state powers Alabama and Auburn are aggressively recruiting the McCalla, Alabama, native.

He notes they are both recruiting hard, but a trio of out-of-state powers in Clemson, Florida and Oklahoma join the Tide and Tigers as schools that are coming after him with the most urgency.

The 6’0”, 175-pounder could play receiver or in the secondary at the next level, but he admits he’s leaning toward using his talents on defense.

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“I’m leaning more toward DB because of the longevity. Defensive players usually last longer playing the game in comparison to offensive players, and that’s why I’m leaning toward defense right now,” he said.

Askew, who reports a GPA of 3.8, hasn’t nailed down a field he wants to major in, but he’s currently leaning toward computer engineering "or something in the technology field."

With a decision on the horizon, Askew has already identified the main elements he will be searching for in the program he eventually chooses.

“Just my comfort level on campus and how high their graduation rates are,” Askew said. “I want to find out how I can be successful at the school and if they have the right tools for me to be successful in every aspect with academics, living on campus and then with football and playing time and things like that.”

Sanjay Kirpalani is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes obtained firsthand and all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.

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