A player doing all he can to prove himself worthy of consideration by college coaching staffs is Rogers (Puyallup) TE Matt Malcuit, a 6’4″, 228-pounder who didn’t see much playing time as a junior, but he’ll get his chance this fall to show what he can do.
“I was behind a guy (Kaycee Doty) who was an All-League guy, so I only caught one pass for 15 yards and it was for a touchdown,” Malcuit told Northwest Elite Index recently. “This year I’ll be the starter and I’m really excited. We do a lot out of the spread, so I’m flexed out a lot and I’ll have a lot of chances to make plays to help my team and to show people what I can do.”
Even though he has yet to warrant attention on the football field to this point, the practice field has given some of us a glimpse of what he can do.
Malcuit is athletic and he’s got soft hands and he put both of those on display during a couple different Barton events this offseason.
“I love the Barton camps because of the competition you have to face,” Malcuit said. “The top competition there pushes you to get better and you have some great quarterbacks to work with too.”
In addition to attending other Barton camps, Malcuit said he also plans to attend the Nike Camp down in Eugune (Or.) and then a host of college camps that include Oregon, Boise St, and Washington.
“I want to get out and see different schools and show different staffs what I can do,” Malcuit said. “I have confidence in what I can do, but to this point I haven’t been able to show it.”
We will continue to keep track of Malcuit in the weeks and months ahead and we will have more on his progress down the road.