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Malik McDowell not yet signed, sealed and delivered to Mich. St.

Malik McDowell

Just when we thought we were free and clear of any drama when it came to Malik McDowell, they pull us back in.

Earlier today, the five-star defensive end announced that he would be signing with his favorite Michigan State.  McDowell’s father, who along with the player’s mother had been very much against an MSU signing, also reportedly signed his son’s National Letter of Intent, putting what was thought to be an official end to the mini-drama.

As Lee Corso is wont to say, not so fast my friends.  According to national recruiting director Mike Farrell, the paper Greg McDowell signed was not an NLI.  Instead, the signing impasse between the son and the parents apparently continues.

NCAA bylaws require that, if the prospective student-athlete is under the age of 21, a parent or guardian must sign the NLI.  Additionally, the NCAA writes, the student-athlete “and your parent or legal guardian must sign the NLI within 14 days of issuance.”

In other words, the two related sides still have time to work this out.

McDowell the player had long preferred Michigan State.  McDowell the father preferred that his son, in essence, get the hell out of the state of Michigan and sign with either Florida State or Ohio State.

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12 Responses to “Malik McDowell not yet signed, sealed and delivered to Mich. St.”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    If he were smart, he’d go to Ohio State

  2. pdmjr says: Feb 5, 2014 1:23 PM

    Go to MSU, better coach less crap. OSU always disappoints

  3. midtec2005 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:33 PM

    tOSU is on the way up. Go win a NC son!

  4. dryzzt23 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:34 PM

    Everyone is leaving the state of Michigan due to the poor economy (result of decades of failed liberal socialist policies). MMD might as well join the crowd and go to tOSU or Florida.

  5. dhardy8207 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:49 PM

    So are the days of our lives, as the world turns with the young and the restless….

    This indeed sounds like a soap opera in the making. First there was the discontented parents. Then there was “he signed his letter of intent”, now we have not yet a done deal. Everyone should just back off and give him some time to dwell on it and make it a less public affair when he decides…

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    Jimbo will reel him in.

  7. dumbpollack says: Feb 5, 2014 2:05 PM

    Either get with us or get use to looking up at us. Brutus

  8. sheik001 says: Feb 5, 2014 2:14 PM

    His parents want to cash in on a bribe. MSU has integrity unlike OSU or FL St so he’ll probably go there.

  9. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 5, 2014 2:19 PM

    The way his father was talking made it sound like there were bad influences in Michigan, but who knows what the truth is.

  10. thraiderskin says: Feb 5, 2014 4:45 PM

    If he doesn’t want to go to Ohio State that is fine with me. His parents should support his decision. If any school in the B1G is going to get to a NC its the Buckeyes, sorry MSU, it just is what it is.

  11. Professor Fate says: Feb 5, 2014 11:26 PM

    You can vote, get married, go and die for your country at 18, but you have to be 21 to accept a college scholarship without parental approval? The NCAA really sucks, doesn’t it?

  12. dannawally says: Feb 5, 2015 10:51 AM

    I agree with his dad, but hey, Mark Dantonio is a first class coach and is developing a first class program. Anybody that can beat up his big brother every year can’t be all bad.

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