AUBURN, Ala. — Malcolm Askew insists he’s not going anywhere.
The Auburn commitment is fully expected to sign and play cornerback for the Tigers in 2017, but that doesn’t mean he is completely closing his eyes and ears to other suitors.
“I’ll take some officials just to check out schools I haven’t visited just to compare them to Auburn,” Askew said. “Maybe I might see something different but I’ve talked to the (Auburn) coaching staff; they want me to take those officials, so I’ll take those and see what happens from there.”
Askew, a 4-star athlete out of McAdory (McCalla, Ala.) High, committed to Auburn during his visit on Big Cat Weekend, the first weekend of June and the biggest recruiting date (other than signing day) on Auburn’s calendar. Askew has actively been recruiting others to join him at Auburn, but he will keep his options open in the fall.
His five potential official visits include California, Miami, Oklahoma and TCU. Auburn will also get a visit, he said. Askew’s 7-on-7 team may also be on Florida and Florida State’s campuses this summer, but he’s not taking unofficial visits — other than to Auburn — this summer.
When asked if he could be steered away from Auburn, Askew left his options open but submits he will ultimately be a Tiger.
“On those official visits, if I feel like that’s a place I just fall in love with, those are the schools that have chances,” he said. “I might change those officials, but it will be four schools that will have a chance and that’s it.”
Askew will re-visit Auburn on July 23 for a cookout. He’s focusing on bringing 4-star quarterback Kellen Mond, several receivers, linebacker K.J. Britt and 5-star running back Cam Akers on board.
“We’ll have a picnic and the commits will get over here and (we’ll) try to land some guys and continue to build a class and have a great time,” Askew said.
Auburn’s recruiting weekend
- 4-star offensive tackle picks Auburn over Alabama
- 4-star quarterback Kellen Mond to choose between Auburn, Texas A&M soon
- 4-star receiver Hezekiah Jones enjoyed visit to Auburn ‘a lot’
- Auburn ‘winning the state’ in recruiting, says Tigers commit
- 4-star linebacker KJ Britt could delay decision
- Linebacker De’Andre Wilder visits Auburn, includes Tigers in top 5
- Positives, negatives for Auburn, Texas A&M as they fight for Kellen Mond