Malcome commits to Georgia

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

Both rivals.com and scout.com are reporting that Southwest DeKalb running back Kendrun Malcome committed to Georgia today, choosing the Bulldogs over his other finalist — Florida.

Early attempts to contact Malcome were unsuccessful. (Update: A later attempt has succeeded.) You can read what he had to tell rivals and scout (both are pay sites; subscriptions are required).

The last time Malcome spoke to the AJC, he said one of the reasons Georgia made his favorites was because it was a good school with a history of good running backs and that he “met Mark Richt and he’s real nice.”

106 comments Add your comment

Tom

June 30th, 2009
12:50 pm

WTF???

June 30th, 2009
12:59 pm

Kendrun Malcome son

WTF???

June 30th, 2009
1:00 pm

Although, I am fairly certain it’s Kendrum….

Tom

June 30th, 2009
1:02 pm

Ok, found this…..

“Malcome reports a 2.4 core GPA and an 810 SAT. He is awaiting his results from the May 2 SAT retake.”

Now I know why I hadn’t heard of him.

Good pickup for UGA.

Buzz

June 30th, 2009
1:04 pm

Yet another in a long line of fine STUDENT athletes recruited by UGA.

The Truth

June 30th, 2009
1:09 pm

Get used to his name Tech fans…cause that’s what your gonna see on the back of his jersey everytime he runs over a Tech player.I heard his GPA and SAT are substantially higher than Reggie Balls’…I know Tech went after him hard and he wanted no part of that gimmic offense you run.Go Dawgs!

N.GA.DAWG

June 30th, 2009
1:10 pm

very very good rb from sw dekalb.good size and speed. lots of schools wanted him. bama,mich,okl,miami,etc.they all cant be wrong. good pick up. welcome aboard kendrun!

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:11 pm

GT fans are the most pathetic fan base in all of America. They consistently hate UGA more than they love their own team. I bet you feel quite proud of yourself insulting a kid for wanting to go to college and play football. Posting this kid’s SAT score, whether it’s acurate or not, is NONE of your damn business regardless of how jealous you are of UGA’s success. Also, for the life of me, I cant understand how you think you benefit from constantly insulting your own states’ flagship university. I dont expect you to be a UGA fan or anything but arent you, in a lot of ways, insulting your own fellow Georgians? Does that make you feel better about yourself to do that?

Gator Growl

June 30th, 2009
1:13 pm

A very good get for UGA. Hope this now clears the way for Mack Brown to become a Gator. Have heard that Urban Meyer has himself taken over Macks recruitment so you have to know he’s a very important part of the plan to continue the Urban dynasty. Wow all you rumor spouters out there, that sure doesn’t sound like the actions of a coach ready to bolt for Notre Dame, now does it!!

N.GA.DAWG

June 30th, 2009
1:15 pm

the fl wanted him also

WTF???

June 30th, 2009
1:17 pm

At least he didn’t go to Florida….

GO GATOR

N.GA.DAWG

June 30th, 2009
1:18 pm

i dont think mack brown will be a gator. he will end up in athens also.

Cuz

June 30th, 2009
1:18 pm

Growl we can only pray to Touchdown Jesus for divine intervention. Maybe we can get the Pope to make Coach Meyer an Archbishop of South Bend during the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on Monday. It could happen.

Tom

June 30th, 2009
1:19 pm

Cuz

June 30th, 2009
1:22 pm

Kendrum 6-0, 213 lbs. 4.5 forty. Bench 310. Squat 525. Man I gotta thank Al Gore again for inventing the internet.

ghost dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:24 pm

its kendrum malcolme, and he sounds like big strong runner Ga. needs. Now if Mack Brown would sign too we’d be set.. I would also like to see Ga get the 6ft 7 TE Brian Vogler, what a target he would be.

WTF???

June 30th, 2009
1:24 pm

Al Gore is my freaking hero

Buzz

June 30th, 2009
1:26 pm

Portland, Tom received his information straight from Ken’s profile on Scout.com. Admitting a kid with an 810 SAT, seriously? I guess he will immediately be placed in to the tough Coaching of Basketball course.

Truth, I highly doubt that Reggie Ball’s GPA and SAT scores could be any lower than Malcome’s. It is tough to get much lower than an 810, and Tech rarely admits any athlete that does not meet the academic standard for all other incoming students.

UGA fans just refuse to accept the fact that they are a second rate university and will never match up with The Institute when it comes to academics. It also must be a tough pill to swallow that UGA lost to their in-state rival with such below level student athletes.

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

June 30th, 2009
1:27 pm

yellow fuz has a girlfriend? hahahahhaha

DAWGPOUND

June 30th, 2009
1:27 pm

actually on rivals or scout they said malcome and mack brown wanted to play together and might be a package deal.

The Truth

June 30th, 2009
1:35 pm

Mac Brown is a lock for the Dawgs….CMR is gonna build an offense around him with Malcome leading the way. With The QB’S we have coming up and the WR’s, Offensive and Defensive linemen we have…its going to be scary…..better buckle up Tech and Florida.

DAWGPOUND

June 30th, 2009
1:36 pm

does anyone know who the commited five star that is suppose to visit georgia is?

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:37 pm

“Portland, Tom received his information straight from Ken’s profile on Scout.com. Admitting a kid with an 810 SAT, seriously? ”

That’s funny I didnt think they were admitted until after high school. This kid is a junior (class fo 2010)…. and, as the article states he has already taken the SAT again and awaiting the scores. Most likely becasue he knows he has to get his scores up to qualify. Do you have a problem with someone trying to improve their scores? Is there something wrong with that? Actually, nevermind, you dont have to reply. We all know that you’re only here to make yourself feel better by insulting a 17 year-old. Good job.

WTF???

June 30th, 2009
1:38 pm

Second rate… Genius, it depends on what career you want to do.. Not everyone aspires to be an engineer.

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:39 pm

“Portland, Tom received his information straight from Ken’s profile on Scout.com.”

Hey I guess it’s OK to just insult someone becasue Rivals has it posted. I really hope that his parents/friends/family or Kendrun himself dont read these blogs I cant imagine how insulting that would be on the day he starts to map out his future.

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:41 pm

“UGA fans just refuse to accept the fact that they are a second rate university and will never match up with The Institute when it comes to academics.”

This is a FOOTBALL blog, idiot.

Tom

June 30th, 2009
1:44 pm

Buzz, the truth is that the student-athletes Tech brings in for football and basketball are generally far below the academic level of the general student body, but they all are also required to meet admission requirements that are higher than the NCAA minimums (which UGA uses).

If you want a good example in the difference, take a look back at all the excitement created a couple of months back when Coach Mark Richt was wanting to attend the HS graduation of a recent Dawg signee, becuase he had a shot at being named valedictorian. It was such an outlier in relation to the type of student-athletes he has used to bringing in, he wanted to really play it up.

As it turned out, the young man (an excellent student-athlete and role model, btw) did not get selected as valedictorian, and the NCAA nazis wouldn’t grant the waiver for Richt to attend. But, the young man’s accomplishments can be a terrific……Bulldog…..Point of Pride.

Meanwhile, two of the Tech players (d-linemen, no less) recently selcted in the NFL draft are former HS valedictorians. Ho-hum.

Big DAWG!

June 30th, 2009
1:45 pm

Dawgpound…Matt Elam is the guy that will be visiting GA. He is a Florida commit…not sure we have a shot at him, but who knows what happens if we can get him on campus.

GA Tech Insider

June 30th, 2009
1:46 pm

Sounds like a great kid and a great get for UGA. Best of luck to Ken.

DAWGPOUND

June 30th, 2009
1:47 pm

Voice of Reason

June 30th, 2009
1:47 pm

“Tech rarely admits any athlete that does not meet the academic standard for all other incoming students.” All students, both athletes and non-athletes have a minimum standard that must be met to be enrolled at any school. Tech’s standards are no different than UGA’s and all athletes meet these or they must go the JUCO route. Don’t try and make it sound like all GT athleteshave as high scores as regular students who are accepted. As long as an athletes reaches these minimums at ANY school, they are enrolled. Try getting into Tech with the same scores as most of the football players and see how much success you have. Not going to happen. Take your goggles off.

FLDAWG

June 30th, 2009
1:47 pm

Good pick up for the Dawgs. He has a high ceiling and will only get better this year.

Jacket Attack

June 30th, 2009
1:49 pm

Portland Dawg, the Institute would never let a “student” like this in. Never. I respect those that graduated from the Institute because of what it is: the highest level of education in the state of Georgia.

If you didn’t graduate for Tech, we have no use for you. Go clean a pool or serve some chicken nuggets.

Tom

June 30th, 2009
1:51 pm

Voice, you are mistaken on the student-athlete admissions requirements. UGA, like the vast majority, uses the NCAA minimums scale on GPA and test scores. Tech has higher requirements on both GPA/scores and the number/makeup of the core courses used.

Helluva Dumbass

June 30th, 2009
1:52 pm

Portland Dawg,

You are right on about Tech Fans. They remind me of Obamabot’s. They can’t come up with a logical thought about anything, the just blame Bush for everything meanwhile we are turning into a Socialist country almost overnight. Tech + Obama= a dumbass combo!

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:53 pm

“Meanwhile, two of the Tech players (d-linemen, no less) recently selcted in the NFL draft are former HS valedictorians. Ho-hum.”

Key word being “former”. If they were valedictorians this year as recruits then I’m sure it would be mentioned. It’s not like every time any valedictorian is mentioned then we must also include Tech’s as well. Right? See that’s the difference…some folks would say “nice job” to the kid and commend UGA for seeking such a student. But not you…you automatically think “what about us?” and immdiately refer to two of your athlete’s accomplishments from 4-5 years ago. See the difference. One is a genuine care about the type of students our schools recruit, and the other is just jealousy that your team isnt being discussed. That’s pretty typical on these blogs though.

G8R H8R

June 30th, 2009
1:55 pm

Buzz, you are the typical Tech dork who’s more concerned with academic bowls than bowl games…as Bear Bryant once said so eloquently, “You don’t fill up a stadium with 80,000 people to watch kids take a math test.” If he has the grades/test score to qualify for an NCAA institution, then any school would be idiotic not to admit him. Buzz, please go back and play some more video games or dungeons & dragons, or whatever the heck else it is that you dorks do and leave the sports commentary to people who actually understand what a first down is…..

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
1:55 pm

“If you didn’t graduate for Tech, we have no use for you. Go clean a pool or serve some chicken nuggets.”

I get it now…you’re completely self-centered with little regard for anyone except Tech grads. What’s wrong with you? Lots’ of different paths in life. The choice is not GT or chicken nuggets, I hope you know.

ronniet

June 30th, 2009
1:56 pm

Did those academics play any part in the parking deck collapse yesterday??

The Grinch

June 30th, 2009
1:57 pm

To Buzz

And just what outstanding academics marks were possessed by Reggie Ball, Stephon Marbury, etc.

By the way, has Favors passed his SAT yet? NO??? Then how was it that tech offered him a scholarship??

Academically superior student athletes at tech? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

RFP

June 30th, 2009
1:58 pm

You Tech fans are the worst in the country. UGA got a great RB (and Mack Brown will commit next) and all you can do is talk about academic standards. I totally understand why every Tech grad I have ever met is socially awkward.

You guys should take a walk around Tech’s campus after midnight. Go over to the parking deck you designed in midtown.

PBR=America in a can

June 30th, 2009
1:59 pm

Jacket Attack will you bring me up a new printer cartridge? Thanks buddy

Tom

June 30th, 2009
1:59 pm

No, Portland…the point was that when these two valedictorians were signed a few years ago there was no need for all the media attention. It wasn’t as big a deal.

Also, I did, in fact, laud this young man’s accomplishments. He was even a finalist for a prominent NATIONAL award for achievement by African-American HS student-athletes….did you know that?

Diamond Dawg

June 30th, 2009
2:00 pm

Good size, good strength, good runner. Happy to have him in Bulldog Country. This is starting to get real nasty for UGA’s opponents in next couple of years!!! Let the Big Dawg Eat!!!!!!!!!!!

Gator Growl

June 30th, 2009
2:00 pm

Mack Brown is considered to be a definite lean for Florida. With the highly touted RB Georgia got last year (I think he is the one that just qualified, Ealey??) plus now Malcome, UGA is pretty well set even if they don’t pick up another RB this year. Haven’t heard anything about a “package deal” but these days in recruiting who knows???

The Grinch

June 30th, 2009
2:01 pm

To Tom

So how is Favors doing on achieving a passing SAT??

Jonathan

June 30th, 2009
2:03 pm

UGA had the highest APR rate than any other football team in the country this past year. APR – it measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success.

**The Bulldog football team’s 976 APR score tied with Penn State for the best score among all of the nation’s top 25 teams as ranked in the final polls.

Large Business Owner

June 30th, 2009
2:03 pm

I have fired more Georgia Tech engineers over the years than I can remember. It was not because of their ability to get the job done.
It was because of their lack of social skills and inability to be a team player. A few of them were perverts.
Oh yeah! I am the boss, I own the company, and I graduated from UGA
Go Dawgs!

Tom

June 30th, 2009
2:06 pm

Grinch, seeing as he’s already enrolled I’m guessing that DF met The Institute’s admissions requirements….not merely the NCAA’s.

Portland Dawg

June 30th, 2009
2:07 pm

“No, Portland…the point was that when these two valedictorians were signed a few years ago there was no need for all the media attention. It wasn’t as big a deal.”

Good for you? Who cares? So what? Why are you here? Do you need UGA to validate your self-worth? Do you need to feel superior to others? Do you have to insult those who get lower SAT scores than you? Are you mad that a UGA recruit had a higher GPA in highschool than you did?

Therapy is the answer.