One of the offensive recruits in the state of Georgia is Ken Malcome. He has an impressive offer…
Malcome on the Recruiting Trail
Ken Malcome, the 6-foot, 212-pound four-star tailback from Southwest Dekalb in Decatur, Ga., has 13 scholarship offers and says he's getting closer to announcing a solid top five or six list. "I'll have it down to at least six by summer," Malcome said. "I'm gonna take a few visits to some schools during the summer too and that will help me narrow things down too. I want to make sure I fit into the offense and be able to contribute. "I'll probably commit during the season or before," he said. "I'd kind of like to get it over with and not have to think about that when I'm playing." Although Malcome continues to deny a favorite, he's already visited several programs, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida State, Clemson and Auburn. All of them have offered as well as Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Tennessee and West Virginia. The school that is closest to Malcome proximity-wise is Georgia. The Dawgs are only one hour away. "That ain't no factor," he said. "I can go out west or up north. It doesn't matter where I go. I'll adjust. "I really like how Georgia always produces great running backs," Malcome said. "They have a great offense and good history of backs. I'm also cool with (running back) Caleb King. He gives me advice on what it takes to play in college. He says that your life is basically school and football and that you shouldn't think about anything else." The first school to offer Malcome was Florida State in January. "I like their tradition," he said. "I love the atmosphere in Florida. The people are very loyal and the fans really show you a lot of love. "It's a very high energy environment and I felt very comfortable there," he said about Tallahassee. Malcome also attended the Alabama Junior Day. "I got a chance to talk to coach Nick Saban for just a few minutes," he said. "He's cool. He seems smart and is all about football. He says that they like to run the ball a lot and that I'd be a good fit for them. "I like that Alabama is doing so well and still improving," he said. "But I really thought they were going to beat Utah (in the Sugar Bowl). I thought it was going to be a blowout." Malcome says he also attended a spring game at Clemson. "The spring game was good," he said. "They have some great supporters and it was really cool getting to meet the players and hang out with guys like C.J. Spiller and stuff." Although it wasn't for a spring game, Malcome also had a chance to see Auburn. "It's a nice place," he said of the Tigers. "But I didn't really get to meet (new) coach Gene Chizik. I don't know him very well so I need to go back there and develop a better relationship with him." Growing up, Malcome admits he never followed college football," he said. "I watched the NFL and loved the Cowboys. I didn't get into college football until I started playing in the eighth grade." In addition to the schools he's already visited, Malcome says he also plans on visiting Oklahoma and West Virginia this summer. "I really like Oklahoma," he said. "I loved Adrian Peterson and I'm trying to visit them this summer. "I'll try to make it up to West Virginia too," he said. "I've developed a good relationship with (wide receiver) coach Lonnie Galloway. He's cool and we talk about life and stuff." Malcome, ranked as the No. 15 running back in the country by Scout.com, missed four games during his junior season (with right knee and ankle sprains) but still rushed for over 980 yards and 14 touchdowns. "I've got good vision and cut back ability," he said. "I'm powerful and a great downhill runner. I'm gonna run you over. I'm a big powerback." He says he can bench 300-pounds and squats 400. "I want to improve my speed and agility," Malcome said. "I'd like to get better at making moves and jukes and not just overpowering guys." He also runs track (10.9 100m, 22.5 200m), but only plans on playing football in college. Malcome reports a 2.4 core GPA and an 810 SAT. He is awaiting his results from the May 2 SAT retake.
104 Fans online