Defensive Tackle, Class of 2021
Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, NJ
Bergen Catholic (NJ) 2020 defensive lineman Tywone Malone now sits at 12 offers after Penn State joined those in pursuit yesterday. He’s still getting acquainted with most of those in that group, which also includes Virginia Tech, Michigan, Tennessee, Nebraska, USC and Texas A&M.
Malone has only seen two of the schools that have offered. Last weekend, however, he saw one of those for a third time. Still, Malone insists there’s no favoritism and that he’s nowhere near any type of decision.
“Right now, I’m just visiting schools, seeing how the programs are,” he said. “I’m looking for a good environment, the education, the coaching staffs, all that. It’s just whatever school is best for me. It doesn’t matter how far, it’s just the best fit.”
Malone appears to like the fit thus far with the Hokies. He was in Blacksburg Saturday for their junior day, his third visit to Virginia Tech.
“It was a great visit,” Malone said. “When we first went, we saw the weight room, the locker room, tried on outfits, then had a tour around campus. We got to see the field, too. I was surprised about the campus, since I hadn’t seen it much. It was a good view, just a good visit.”
Much of Malone’s connection to the Hokies comes from defensive graduate assistant Zach Sparber, who coached at Bergen Catholic during the 2017 season. Assistant coach Charley Wiles has been Malone’s primary recruiter from the staff.