#14 Maleek Barkley

RB | R-Fr | 5-10 | 171 | Austin, Texas | Lake Travis HS

2017 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted during initial year on campus.

HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … Evaluated as a top 100 receiver by 247Sports (No. 89) and ESPN (No. 96) … Ranked the No. 44 athlete in the class and the No. 70 prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals … Rated a top 100 player in Texas by Rivals, 247Sports (No. 79) and ESPN (No. 82) … Scout ranked him the No. 89 running back in the class as a three-star … Coached by Hank Carter … Totaled over 4,600 yards from scrimmage over three seasons, including 2,031 on the ground and 1,902 through the air to go along with 53 career touchdowns … Closed his career at Lake Travis High School with three touchdowns and 138 yards receiving in the 2016 Texas Class 6A Division I state championship in a 41-13 win over Woodland High School at AT&T Stadium in Arlington … Two of his TDs came through the air, including a 65-yard score, while the other came on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter … Named the 25-6A All-District Offensive Player of the Year … Used primarily as a running back, he totaled 1,345 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground as a senior … Bumped his total yards from scrimmage to 2,146 for the year with 613 receiving yards and seven touchdowns through air … As a junior, he rushed for 617 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to a 15-1 record and a spot in the Texas Class 6A Division II state championship game … Also hauled in 55 receptions for 693 yards and 10 TDs … Added two kickoff returns for scores … Named to the District 14-6A All-District first team … Named the team’s running back MVP as a junior and senior … Chose Arkansas over Michigan State, Utah, Arizona, Illinois and others.

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 12, 1997 … Kimberly and Josh McConnico are his legal guardians … Son of Roslyn Reed … Has nine brothers and sisters … Recreation and sport management major.