Arkansas State University’s Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn picked up his seventh commitment of his 2013 recruiting class Saturday evening when an Alabama athlete chose to be a Red Wolf.
Mobile McGill-Toolen HS athlete Jalen Square decided it was time to pull the trigger and become a Red Wolf.
“It feels good, real good,” Square said. “When I went for a visit I really loved the campus and I loved the coaching staff, there is no other place I would rather be at.”
Square is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete that is expected to play safety for the Red Wolves. “I really liked Coach Brandon Hall a lot, made me want to come there and play for him.”
Came up in May for an unofficial visit and apparently fell in love with Arkansas State.
ASU running back coach and Special Teams Coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz is Square’s recruiting coach assigned to his area. It appears that Coach Drinkwitz made an impression on the standout athlete.
“He is a great guy,” Square said. “A lot of coaches told me I had great skills, Coach Drinkwitz said that I had great skills but they would make me better at Arkansas State, I liked that about him.”
Square is also impressed with Coach Malzahn.
“I made his weekend with the news,” Square said. “He was very excited. He is a great coach and is going to do great things at Arkansas State.”
Square currently has offers from UAB, Memphis, Toledo and Arkansas State.
Out of the current seven commitments for ASU, three are from Arkansas, one from Texas, one from Kentucky, one from Tennessee and now one from Alabama.