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81 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Malik Knowles

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In which BracketCat counts down the 81st day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Malik Knowles.

#81 Kyle Klein
By all accounts, incoming freshman receiver Malik Knowles should provide an equally tall and perhaps slightly more athletic target than Kyle Klein (81) did.
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Malik Knowles

True Freshman | 6-3 | 180 lbs. | Mansfield, Texas
Malik Knowles
Malik Knowles
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Malik Jarnell Knowles (b. Aug. 17, 2000) is an athletic wide receiver prospect who was signed as part of the Class of 2018.

Knowles played under head coach Kirk Thor for Lake Ridge (Texas) High School, where he collected 40 receptions for 846 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior en route to first-team All-District 10-5A accolades.

He helped the Eagles to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Texas Class 5A D1 state playoffs, including a 113-yard, three-touchdown performance in his final high school game.

Knowles also participated in track and field at Lake Ridge. He plans on majoring in kinesiology.