Michigan Football is putting the finishing touches on a small, but very good recruiting class. One of the biggest pieces of the puzzle remains Malik McDowell (Southfield, Michigan). The stalwart defensive tackle is ranked #26 nationally by rivals.com and is considered the #1 player from the state of Michigan.
Florida State impresses
McDowell visited the National Champion Seminoles this past weekend and according to this ESPN Insider article, he thoroughly enjoyed the trip. McDowell is set to visit LSU this weekend and Ohio State the following weekend. National Signing Day is Feb. 5.
McDowell has strong interest in both local schools, Michigan and Michigan State. His father has made no secret about the fact that Michigan is his favorite, but he was reportedly impressed with MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and the play of the Spartans defense certainly has McDowell’s attention.
The 6-foot-6, 280 pound McDowell played his senior season on the same defensive line as Michigan commit Lawrence Marshall. McDowell notched 89 tackles and 7 sacks. He was a US Army All American and drew rave reviews at the practices and game. He was named the player who looked most ready to play in college or the NFL right now.
With National Signing Day just three weeks away, McDowell will start sorting through his final five schools; Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State. The general consensus is that he will stay close to home and that puts the Wolverines and Spartans in the driver’s seat.
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