It didn’t take long for Virginia Tech commit Malik Willis to become Auburn commit Malik Willis.
The Roswell High (Ga.) quarterback confirmed to SEC Country on Friday that he has officially committed to Auburn. Willis de-committed from Virginia Tech on Thursday night. He will be an early enrollee.
— 〽alik Willis (@Willis_Malik7) December 30, 2016
Listed as an athlete, Willis played quarterback at Roswell — the state runner-up in Georgia’s highest classification. Willis originally committed to Virginia Tech on June 18 before de-committing Thursday.
SEC Country spoke with Auburn linebacker Chandler Wooten prior to Willis’ announcement Thursday. Wooten’s high school team was eliminated by Roswell in the state quarterfinals earlier this year, so he’s seen what Willis can do first-hand.
He offered rave reviews of his future teammate, just hours before Willis’ commitment.
“That’s probably the best quarterback I’ve played ever since I was in high school all four years,” Wooten said. “I’ve played Power 5 quarterbacks left and right. He’s probably the best one because he can not only throw, but he can beat you with his feet too. Even if you contain him, he can step up in the pocket and do a lot of different things, stretch the field. He fits in perfectly for Auburn.”
In his career, Willis threw for 3,318 passing yards and 41 touchdowns. He added 1,725 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.
Willis becomes Auburn’s 20th commitment in the 2017 class. Auburn jumps to No. 8 in the team recruiting rankings. Willis joins Jarrett Stidham as the only other quarterback in Auburn’s class.
He is a 3-star prospect. Willis ranked the No. 485 overall prospect in the country.