It is now official, Malik McDowell will be granted transfer to Southfield High from Detroit Loyola.
“I am very relieved,” McDowell said.
Southfield will now have arguably the best defensive line in the state with the addition of the defensive end/tackle McDowell to Lawrence Marshall, a d-end and 2014 Michigan commit.
With both lining up together, it will be tough for ayn offensive line to block both.
McDowell can’t wait for Monday’s first official practice of the season and to be on the same line as Marshall.
“We worked out at the same gym. It’s going to be fun and will mean less double and triple teams,” McDowell said of the new Blue Jays duo.
As of now, McDowell says that there is not a leader, nor a top five list of schools he is interested in attending. Also there currently is not a date set for his decision.
McDowell is sitting on offers from Alabama, Florida, and LSU as well as the big ten’s Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. He also holds offers from Florida State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Syracuse, UCLA, and USC.
Ironically, McDowell was ranked 67th in the 2014 class by ESPN in their updated top 300, the same number he wore at Detroit Loyola and will hope to wear at Southfield.
Marshall was a part of getting McDowell to Southfield and said he is trying to bring him to Michigan as well.
“If you want to go to the best school, then you got to go to Michigan. We have the best class right now,” Marshall said in an interview about recruiting McDowell to Muchigan at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp on June 14.
For McDowell, his recruiting process has been a blessing and a curse at the same time.
“The opportunity to go to college for free is a true blessing, but the constant calls of people trying to get me to go to their school is the curse.”
“I think I’m doing pretty well in the recruiting area.”
Cass Tech matchup
Southfield opens their season up Aug. 30 against Cass Tech at Wayne State in the Prep Football Classic.
McDowell is optimistic of his team’s chances.
Where will he end up?
Similar to fourth ranked overall in 2014 Da’Shawn Hand, it is sometimes hard to read McDowell and the direction of his recruitment.
McDowell is not sure if he will be in attendance of the M
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