The strange recruiting journey of defensive lineman Malik McDowell has come to an end.
Despite his parents not wanting him to go to Michigan State, McDowell committed to the Spartans today. He was also in play for Ohio State, Florida State and Michigan.
Malik McDowell wasn't exactly all smiles as he signed his letter of intent to Michigan St. You can see the process took toll.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) February 5, 2014
Feel bad for Malik McDowell. He should be celebrating. Not feeling like he disappointed his mom for choosing a full ride scholarship to MSU.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 5, 2014
McDowell is rated in the 247Sports composite rankings as the 32nd best player in the nation.
McDowell and his parents visited Ohio State over the weekend.
In 2013, McDowell had 89 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles.