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Episcopal Academy DB Malcolm Folk will head to Syracuse after senior season. @MFolk11 @EA1785_Football

Written by: on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

 

Episcopal safety Malcolm Folk was in a good position with regards to his recruitment. At a time when many recruits are worried about missing opportunities to be offered a scholarship, Folk had already begun collecting them back in March of 2019 when he received his first offer, from Army. It was in December of 2019 when his stock really rose. Buffalo, Bowling Green, Toldeo, Central Michigan, Umass, Northwestern, Liberty, Villanova, Rice, Albany, Richmond, Rhode Island all followed suit, but it was that offer from Syracuse on April 3 that stood out for the talented rising senior. When asked if he was worried about the process due to the Covid19 shutdown of spring football events, it was a simple “no sir”. He already knew.

Tuesday on twitter he let the world know he wanted to “join the Orange”.

 

The speedy track star was two way star, reeling in 29 passes for 428 yards and 6 touchdowns, ran the ball 78 times for 494 yards and two scores and had 33 tackles as a DB. We caught up with Malcolm to ask him about his decision:

 

PFN: How long have you played football?

Malcolm: I have been playing since I was 4 years old

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Orange?

Malcolm: They have great academics and I fell in love with the school and the football staff when I visited.

PFN: Why commit early?

Malcolm: The time was just right. Syracuse has always been a top school of mine so when they offered I was really excited. I love everything about Cuss so it was a pretty easy decision.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Syracuse, who recruited you?

Malcolm: Coach Lynch recruited me.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence in the Cuse program?

Malcolm: Coach Lynch and Coach Monroe. Coach Lynch is the recruiter for my area and I have been in contact with him throughout this process. I really like the energy and knowledge Coach Monroe brings to the table.

PFN: What are they getting in players like you?

Malcolm: They’re getting along, athletic and physical dawg who has a great football IQ

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Malcolm: It has been great. It has been a little stressful at times but I have loved every minute of it.

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Malcolm: Safety

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Malcolm: History or Political Science

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

Malcolm: They played a huge role in my decision. I really value their input and I wanted to make sure they were on board with my decision. I really would like to thank my parents because without their sacrifices I would not be in the position that I am in today

PFN: Tell everyone out there in Orange Land something they’d never know about you until you told them:

Malcolm: I am a really good saxophone player

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Malcolm: My Dad because he introduced me to the sport and he is someone who has helped me my entire life

PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?

Malcolm: This is not something I would have a hard time saying in person but I would like to thank all of my teammates. Those guys are my brothers and I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without them.

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