Parkview’s Christian Malloy was one of the most dominant players in Class 7-A this year, and FIU just swooped in with a massive commit from the elite running back. The senior played 9 games this year, just 9 games, and managed to get 1526 yards (12.9 ypc) and 20 touchdowns.
His Parkview team went from good, to a top 10 caliber team almost immediately when he stepped back on the field. Malloy, who had nearly 20 college scholarships last summer, is a major recruiting haul for Florida International. They had to beat out Power 5 schools like Northwestern, Purdue and Indiana to get his services.
FIU made a strong late push with a November 29th offer, and put on the full court press for the Gwinnett running back from there on out. Ultimately, it paid of with his commitment, and perhaps one of the biggest recruiting steals in the 2018 recruiting class.
Malloy took his speed to another level last offseason, and as predicted Malloy ended up with a massive season that was only slowed by an early season injury. Once the senior was fully healthy, we saw his 10.8 100M speed showcased with one of the highest yards per carry in the entire state for any back with over 100 carries.
The senior has been considered to be one of the better running backs for his class since we first heard about him as a freshman at South Gwinnett high school. He has great pad level, and continues to drive his legs for extra yardage. Malloy has quick feet allowing him to cut on a dime in between the tackles to open up massive holes, and has the speed to break off massive runs.
The senior made All-State Honorable Mention on our website and is a top 5 rated all-purpose back in the state as well. Malloy is the first commit from the state of Georgia in FIU’s recruiting class and the 22th commit overall.