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Saturday, January 26, 2013
OSU, U-M commits give advice to '14 WR

By Chantel Jennings

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If you were to ask Ohio State cornerback commit Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) or Michigan linebacker commit Mike McCray (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) to name the talented prospects at their high school, it might be smart to find a seat.

The Rams’ two ESPN 150 members could rattle off several names. One that would most likely pop up is 2014 wide receiver Kendric Mallory (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison).

And it’s no surprise what the college coaches are telling Trotwood-Madison coach Moe Douglass, because it’s echoes what McCray and Burrows say.

“They’re just telling our coaches they like the players from Trotwood,” Mallory said. “And that they want some players from Trotwood at their school.”

The  6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver already has one offer from Illinois, but has seen quite a bit of interest from Louisville, Michigan, Tennessee and Cincinnati.

The junior is planning visits to Michigan State and Louisville for their junior days, and Mallory said that so far Louisville has stood out the most of his schools that have yet to offer.

“They show a lot of love,” Mallory said of Louisville. “When I went down to their game, I liked their fan base -- they have a lot of support at their school. They have good coaches.”

The coaching staff is one of the aspects that Mallory will take into consideration the most during his recruitment.

He said that is what players such as McCray and Burrows have told him to look for, and in a school like Trotwood-Madison that’s never short on talent, advice is welcomed from nearly every player.

And the advice coming from the two four-star players means a lot to Mallory.

“They told me not to let any coach fill your head up with a lot of talk,” Mallory said. “And when you’re picking a school, think really hard and finally, make the best decision for your future.”