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TCU Makes Malcolm Askew's Top Ten

One of the top athletes in the country has TCU fourth in his first recruiting rankings reveal.

Malcolm Askew, a 5'10.5" four star athlete out of Alabama, holds an impressive 54 offers from across the country. Having starred at both receiver and corner at McAdory High School, amassed 65 receptions and 13 touchdowns over the past two seasons to go along with 85 tackles and six interceptions on defense. The two-way standout is leaning more towards the defensive side of the ball, where he could be an instant-impact type player as member of Gary Patterson's 4-2-5 defense.

Askew has received interest from most every major program in the country, including offers from four Big 12 teams. With 4.4 speed, great measurables, and film that jumps off the page, the early enrollee candidate is definitely a difference maker type player on either side of the ball for whomever he lands with.

The Frogs will face stiff competition in recruiting Askew, who lists in-state Auburn, 2015 playoff participant Clemson, and Ole Miss ahead of TCU in his top ten. Alabama, Oklahoma, and Oregon also present interesting options from below. Askew said he based his list not only on the programs themselves, but how involved they have remained with him over the course of the year. It's worth noting that Gary Patterson has a reputation for doing more direct recruiting than most head coaches, which certainly bodes well for the Frogs in this particular circumstance. Paul Gonzales has also been heavily involved in Askew's recruitment, and has made an impression on the player:

"TCU is climbing up there now," he told Champlin, who also notes Askew may use an official visit with the Horned Frogs. "I've been talking to (secondary coach Paul Gonzales) a lot. He came to the (spring) game so that shows they have a lot of interest in me so I'm going to show a lot of interest in them."

As always, we wish Malcolm the best in whatever he decides, and seeing TCU in his top ten speaks volumes for the program, even if he chooses to go elsewhere. Askew expects to make his decision this fall before enrolling in January of 2017, so the wait won't be too long to see where this talented player spends his next four years.