Deion Malone Commits, Enrolls Early
Offensive Lineman | 6-3, 295 | Batesville, Miss. (Northwest [Miss.] CC/South Panola HS) | Twitter: @Deionm72
SOPHOMORE (2015 at Northwest [Miss.] CC)
An early enrollee who is a three-star recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports and Scout … Rated the No. 5 junior college offensive guard with a grade of 76 by ESPN … 247Sports ranks him No. 112 among all junior college players and the No. 7 junior college offensive guard … Named to the 2015 MACJC All-State First Team and the NJCAA Region 23 All-Region team … Played for head coach Jack Wright … Started 12 games at right tackle … Helped Northwest [Miss.] C.C. finish 11-1 and win the NJCAA national championship this season, the school’s first title since 1992 … Helped the offense surpass the 40-point plateau six times this season as the Rangers averaged 38.7 points per game … Part of an offensive line that allowed the Rangers to rush for 2,282 yards and pass for 3,488 yards, averaging 480.8 yards per game – the ninth-highest total among NJCAA teams … Also helped pave the way for running back Justin Crawford who led the NJCAA in yards rushing with 1,610 … Chose Arkansas over Mississippi State, Memphis, East Carolina and Southern Miss.
FRESHMAN (2014 at Northwest [Miss.] CC)
Started in all 10 games at right tackle … Part of an offensive line that blocked for running back Justin Crawford who led the NJCAA in yards rushing (1,551).
Played for head coach Lance Pogue at South Panola HS … Helped the Tigers to a 13-2 record and the Class 6A Region 1 title as a senior … Named to the 2013 All-Gridiron second team … Also received first team All-District and second team All-State honors … Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.
Born on November 3, 1995 … Son of Sturleen Hoskins and Charles Malone … Has two siblings, Ketrick and Shaquito … Nickname is “Deion.”