Malik McDowell is a five star recruiting prospect who hasn't yet decided where he wants to play his college football career. According to Rivals, McDowell has narrowed his choices down to four options, Ohio State, FSU, Michigan and Michigan State and said he feels most comfortable at MSU.
There's one big problem though, his parents want him nowhere near Michigan!
Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, his parents stated their aversion to their son staying in the state they live.
"We don't want him at MSU," Malik's mother, Joya Crowe, said Monday night, and she gave multiple reasons.
"Something happened; I don't want to put it out there what it was," she said of her son's recent official visit, "but I had a bad experience at MSU."
Asked to elaborate, she said: "It was something on my end, I don't want to get into specifics."
Crowe said she and Malik's father, Greg McDowell, also fear "too much social life" at MSU.
"I want him to get a good education," Crowe said. "Not that he can't get a good education at MSU. But he also wants to be a first-round pick after college. Nothing is guaranteed, but I don't think their defensive line coach has the background for that."
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound defensive lineman from Southfield, Mich., is highly rated by all recruiting networks and would definitely be going against parents wishes by signing his intent at MSU.
This is an incredibly puzzling case and it would be foolish to speculate on the whats and whys of his McDowell's parents wishes. But Michigan's loss would definitely be Ohio or Florida's gain.