Malik McDowell Update

Malik McDowell Update

Submitted by gobluepenn6 on February 10th, 2014 at 12:16 PM

He might visit OSU and FSU, also UM is still in the picture.

 

IMHO They seem to be handling this correctly.  It is OK to take the time you need and make the right decision.

OP EDIT: They seem to NOW be handling this correctly.  Seems to be an issue inside the family and they are taking their time to figure it out.  Obviously they did not handle things well leading up to his announcement.

OP SECOND EDIT:  Nevermind. After further review, nothing has been handled correctly.

http://www.mlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/02/report_michigan_state_pledge_m.html

McDowell told Marshall he would pick UM (pre-announcement)

McDowell told Marshall he would pick UM (pre-announcement)

Submitted by Wee-Bey Brice on February 6th, 2014 at 3:34 PM

As if the recruitment of Malik McDowell needed anymore "Wait... What?!" moments, TheWolverine released an interview with Lawrence Marshall earlier that included a pretty shocking quote:

"I told him he should go there if he wanted to - I'm happy for him at MSU," Marshall said. That was the school he wanted to go to. But he came to school today and was basically telling me he was going to Michigan. When the letter was on the table and he signed it, I thought he was going to Michigan.

When I first got there this morning he was leaning toward Michigan and telling me he was going to Michigan, so when he announced it, I was shocked."
 

Wait...WHAT?! I am now trapped in a glass case of emotion. It should be noted that McDowell's LOI is still not in, so who knows where he will end up.

Malik McDowell update (not good)

Malik McDowell update (not good)

Submitted by Wee-Bey Brice on February 3rd, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Many of us were holding on to high hopes that Malik McDowell would choose UM but given this latest update from 247, it doesn't seem likely. Quote from McDowell's father traced back to a conversation with Wiltfong that is currently floating around Twitter reads "I want him out of Michigan. I don't care if that's Ohio State or Florida State".

http://247sports.com/Article/Malik-McDowell-Signing-Day-Decision-In-State-Out-Of-State--175081 

It looks like M is out. Many believed our hopes were riding on his parent's affinity for Michigan even though Malik preferred MSU. Now it looks like his parents are urging him out of state altogether, thus crushing M's chances. Good luck to him with whatever school he chooses.

McDowell to announce decision at 9:30 on National Signing Day.

McDowell to announce decision at 9:30 on National Signing Day.

Submitted by a2_electricboogaloo on February 1st, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Per @TimS_Wolverine, 5star DE Malik McDowell will announce his decision at 9:30am on NSD. #FSU #Michigan #MichiganState #OhioState

— Josh Helmholdt (@JoshHelmholdt) February 1, 2014

 

Here's to hoping he goes with the good guys

Malik McDowell - Sam Webb update on WTKA

Malik McDowell - Sam Webb update on WTKA

Submitted by BlueCube on January 30th, 2014 at 8:10 AM

I missed part of the update, but from what I heard,  Sam said Michigan is DEFINITELY not out of it. He said he couldn't go into details, but he said MSU definitely has issues to overcome and there are factors heavily in favor of Michigan. He said OSU is also making a late run since Larry Johnson was hired. He felt they had no chance before. No one has any idea who the real favorite is but he emphasized strongly that Michigan is still in contention.

Edited: Upon replaying the podcast Sam said it was clear then changed it to pretty clear that his parents said it wouldn't go past signing day but then said it wasn't likely.

Link

Scouting Report: Malik McDowell

Scouting Report: Malik McDowell

Submitted by Magnus on December 12th, 2013 at 7:11 AM

I did this week's scouting report on Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell. It might seem a little late in the process to do this, but I hadn't seen good video on McDowell throughout the recruiting cycle. The film from Loyola was minimal and from poor angles, so I had a hard time drawing many conclusions. Now he has a full highlight video on Hudl (from a good angle!), and regardless, he looks to have significantly improved.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2013/12/scouting-report-malik-mcdowe…

Tom VH - Fourth and One: Michigan Recruiting 10/1/13

Tom VH - Fourth and One: Michigan Recruiting 10/1/13

Submitted by redwhiteandMGOBLUE on October 1st, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Topics discussed in this week's installment:

Southfield defensive lineman Malik McDowell has some new developments in his recruitment, and Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone recently jumped into Michigan's big board of 2015 quarterbacks. Plus, Brad and Tom discuss the impact of Lane Kiffin's firing at USC.

 
 

DetNews: Malik McDowell will transfer from Detroit Loyola

DetNews: Malik McDowell will transfer from Detroit Loyola

Submitted by markinmsp on June 5th, 2013 at 4:17 PM

DetNews story article that sources say McDowell will transfer to Southfield.  Unsure what that means in regards to his recruitment and U of M.

Link:  http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130604/SPORTS05/306040043/Malik-McDowell

Another Reason to Appreciate This Basketball Season - Football Recruiting

Another Reason to Appreciate This Basketball Season - Football Recruiting

Submitted by Michael Scarn on April 15th, 2013 at 11:13 AM

As if coming close a national championship wasn't fun enough in it's own right, Michigan got the added benefit of even more exposure with top football recruits.  Not that these kids don't like Michigan, but Trey's game is incredibly entertaining even if you're not a fan of any particular school and just like watching basketball.

A few examples that have popped across my twitter from following various Michigan football outlets, as I find the idea of following a high school junior on twitter slightly disturbing unless it's your job (or you're a high school junior).  Yes, interest in the tweets vs. following them directly is a fine distinction, but one that lets me justify my Michigan Football addiction.  If I were Dantonio and company, I wouldn't get too comfortable about Lawrence Marshall just because he's had some kind words to say about MSU, that recruitment is far from over.

Here's top defensive end prospect Malik McDowell

It's already over Trey about to go nutz.

— Dream Team LEEK (@D1_LEEK) April 9, 2013

 

Fellow top DE prospect Lawrence Marshall 

 

"WE ON"

— Lawrence Marshall Jr (@ESPN_Lo) April 9, 2013