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Commitment Q&A with future Texas tight end Malcolm Epps

Posted January 12th, 2018

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Malcolm Epps talks family, football

Texas wants to use the tight end as a versatile position that creates mismatches for the offense. Malcolm Epps, a 6-6 tight end from Spring Dekaney, is a matchup nightmare because of his length and athleticism. The 4-star prospect is a wide receiver first, excelling when split out wide or in the slot. He also can play H-Back and traditional tight end.

Tight end Malcolm Epps signed with Texas on Dec. 20.

Epps utilized the early national signing period, inking his letter of intent on Dec. 20. The future Texas tight end will arrive on campus over the summer and could immediately push for playing time in certain packages. As he’s mentioned in interviews, Epps needs to fall in love with the weight room, add muscle and become a more consistent blocker.

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The Under Armour All-American answered some questions about recruiting, football and life in this edition of commitment Q&A.

At what age did you fall in love with football?

I didn’t start liking football until my freshman year of high school. I started to love it after my first 7-on-7 tournament.

What made Texas your choice?

It is my home school. Austin is a great place to live after football and my parents will be able to come see me play.

What are your goals as a freshman?

Be the best player I can be for the University of Texas.

What was most important to you as a recruit?

Caring about my family.

What were your initial thoughts of Tom Herman?

He’s a coach who cares about his players.

Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

I see myself playing all around the football.

What artist would you most like to see live?

Lil Wayne.

Favorite movie?

All the “Rush Hour” movies.

Favorite athlete of all-time?

Calvin Johnson.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

Basketball.

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