Benedictine linebacker Malik James (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
recruit804 Fab 30: Malik James – Benedictine MLB #28
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Malik James has come a long way in a short amount of time. He showed himself to be physical and athletic at the recruit757 Uncommitted Senior Showcase in January. At March’s recruit757/Sparta Science showcase at Redskins Park, he more than capably competed against some of the best athletes from across the state. He brings some beef to the table and may end up as a defensive tackle at the next level.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Central Virginia. Continuing our countdown at number 28 is none other than senior prospect Benedictine linebacker Malik James.
#28 Malik James (2020 MLB 6-2 256) – Glen Allen High School
Malik James has a motor that doesn’t quit and quickness that most opposing offensive lineman can’t keep up with. Bethune Cookman was the first school to take notice of his skill-set and offered him a scholarship before the start of his junior season.
Since then, James has secured offers from West Point, Navy, Bethune Cookman, Delaware State, Virginia State, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. James is primed to have another dominating season patrolling the line of scrimmage for the Cadet defense.
Last season the Cadets finished the season 6-4, losing in the second round of the playoffs to Flint Hill. They open their 2019 season against neighboring rival Trinity Episcopal School on August 23.
– Byron Jones