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Malik McDowell

Malik McDowell

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  • Year
  • Position
    Defensive End
  • HS / Home
    Southfield HS / Southfield, MI
  • Height / Weight
    6'6" / 292 lbs

Large frame with long arms. Has a rare combination of size and athletic ability. Has the footwork and body control to get around blockers, but also the strength to go through them. Growth has changed him from a true end to more than likely an interior guy. He is still learning to play with leverage on the inside. He's a pure playmaker, disruptor and pass rusher. He just has to continue to develop, but has an elite set of tools. - Allen Trieu

Strengths

  • Athleticism
  • Body Control and Balance
  • Size

To Improve

  • Techniques and Moves
McDowell a "one-and-a-half" for Spartans

McDowell a "one-and-a-half" for Spartans

True freshman defensive tackle not a starter for MSU, but is expected to continue being heavily on the field. Coach Mark Dantonio praised McDowell for his play Sunday night after his third career game.

Six freshmen play in "active decision"

Six freshmen play in "active decision"

Spartans put six recruits from the 2014 class on the field in Friday night's season opener

McDowell, Evans set to play

McDowell, Evans set to play

Michigan State's heralded freshmen getting down to play or redshirt time with Jacksonville State on tap for Friday

McDowell officially a Spartan

McDowell officially a Spartan

Letter sent in last night makes his signing day commitment official and the Spartans are excited about the potential he brings to East Lansing.

Q&A with Malik McDowell

Q&A with Malik McDowell

There has been a lot said about Michigan State star pledge Malik McDowell since he announced he would be a Spartan. Sunday, we caught up with the five-star defensive end in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Core 6 Combine.

Malik McDowell

Clearing the Air re Malik McDowell

There have been a number of stories on Malik McDowell in the past week, many of which have included a great deal of false information. The family has come together to debunk many of those falsehoods.

Big Ten Class Capsules

Big Ten Class Capsules

A concise look at each Big Ten class, kids who may make quick impacts and ones who got away.

Video: McDowell talks Michigan State pledge

Video: McDowell talks Michigan State pledge

Scout.com's Kyle Bogenschutz talks with the Southfield defensive tackle and his father in an exclusive interview about the decision to commit to Michigan State on Signing Day. Hear from the McDowells about the recruiting process and the commitment.

Commitment Capsule: Malik McDowell

Commitment Capsule: Malik McDowell

Southfield (Mich.) five-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell made his announcement this morning, choosing the Michigan State Spartans. What does he bring to the table? We take a closer look here.

McDowell picks Michigan State

McDowell picks Michigan State

Top in-state recruit picks Spartans over Michigan, Ohio State and Florida State and gives the Spartans a second Signing Day commitment.

Malik McDowell

Chat Replay: McDowell, Michigan, & More

GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb was a special guest for the Detroit News during a Monday afternoon chat session. Among the topics discussed were Malik McDowell's recruitment, Maize & Blue running back targets, and much much more.

Bank Blog: Down The Stretch

Bank Blog: Down The Stretch

Where do things stand in the Ohio State recruiting world with less than 24 hours until National Signing Day? The Buckeyes are focused on two targets, offensive lineman Jamarco Jones and defensive lineman Malik McDowell.

Schools of Interest:

School
Interest Level
Offer?
Attended Camp?
Visit Date
Signed LOI?
Verbal
01/24/2014
No Interest
12/06/2013
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
12/13/2013
No Interest
01/17/2014
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
01/31/2014
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest
No Interest