Remember the Alex Collins saga last year? Collins wanted to sign at Arkansas, but his mother wanted him to go to Miami, which was closer to home, and even reportedly hid his National Letter of Intent. Collins ended up with the Razorbacks, but t looks like another mom is fighting her corner again, this time with a twist.
Malik McDowell checked out a couple of schools, but is really only interested in local Michigan State. His mother, Joya Crowe, has other ideas and wants her son to get out of the state so he can focus on being a student athlete, far away from the distractions of home.
As McDowell is under 21 years of age, he requires his custodian to sign his NLI. That would be Crowe, although she has the backing of McDowell’s father, George, who has travelled with him to visit schools.
The 6’6, 260 pound recruit, one of the top high school players in the country, has also taken official visits to Alabama, Florida, Florida State and Ohio State, and he will likely take further unofficial visits to the Seminoles and Buckeyes, as well as Michigan.
Saturday Blitz will keep you posted as further information arises.