Snapshot Profile: Malik Hooker
By Tony Gerdeman
|Player: Malik Hooker
|School: New Castle (New Castle, PA)
||Position: Safety/Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 185
40-yard dash: N/A
20-yard shuttle: N/A
Vertical jump: N/A
Rivals: 3-Star #52 S
Scout: 4-Star #47 WR
247Sports: 4-Star #26 ATH
ESPN: 4-Star #50 ATH
Is currently averaging over 20 points per game for his basketball team; First-Team All-WPIAL AAA receiver; Has only played two seasons of high school football.
Ohio State, Arizona, Boston College, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Nate Salley, Donald Washington, Orhian Johnson
Hooker is one of the best athletes in Ohio State's class, and if you want proof of that, just check his dunks on YouTube. Both a safety and receiver, Hooker's size is an immediate plus as a defender. Along with his reach, he has very good range and can cover a lot of ground. Able to make plays on the football and with the football.
With the Buckeyes graduating three safeties, there is obviously a need for young players to step up. Hooker will start out in back of a bunch of young players, but will given chances with the second team here and there. He is still learning the game, so that might hold him back for a season.
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