#3 Lake Taylor RB Malik Newton (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Junior RB/LB Malik Newton is in position to have a huge season for the Titans
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Lake Taylor running back and linebacker Malik Newton has piled up yardage in the Titan offense, he’s piled up tackles in the Titan defense, and he has piled up offers in the off-season.
His offer list includes some prominent programs such as Virginia Tech, Clemson, Tennessee, Penn State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Pitt, UVA, Temple and South Carolina.
Now it’s time to focus on the 2019 season and Newton is doing his best to block out the noise.
Practices started on Monday. The countdown is on for the season opener at the recruit757 Kickoff Classic on Saturday, August 31 at Darling Stadium where the Titans will face VHSL Class 3 State runner-up Phoebus.
“I’m very excited (for the season). I’ve been waiting since December 8 to get back with my team,” Malik said. “To be honest with you, this year’s team of linemen are better than last year’s team. They move faster. The linemen are running with the skill guys this year.”
Before Lake Taylor can get back to a state title game, they have to move through a schedule that not only includes Phoebus as an opener, but it also includes Maury. The Commodores have a high powered offense and should come back motivated as well.
“We treat every team (the same). We prep. We get ready for that week,” he stated. “We expect to get back to states. We want to do everything we did last year, but better.”
You can see more highlights from Malik and more from Antowyne Shaw’s video interview with Malik in the video window above.
– Andy Hilton