April 13, 2012

New York receiver has an offer

Malique Belfort told EagleAction.com this week that he has had an offer from Boston College for a while now. Somehow he managed to remain under the radar but word is starting to get out that he can play.

Listed at 6-foot-3 and 160-pounds, Belfort will never have the thickest build but he's rangy and athletic enough to make an impact in college.

The Eagles have known about the Staten Island (N.Y.) Tottenville receiver for a while now.

"Boston College offered me towards the end of my football season," Belfort said. "We lost in the semifinals and about two weeks after that I was weightlifting and my coach told me about the offer."

Belfort also claims an offer from Temple.

So far he has visited Syracuse and UConn.

"Syracuse has great facilities," Belfort explained. "At Syracuse they really show they care about their players. They do a lot of things to help their players out dealing with education. They've got tutors and everything. It feels like you're at home over there. They're very welcoming and comforting.

"UConn was a bit of a shocker to me. They were recruiting a running back from my school. I ended up taking a visit up there and I like the offense they run. They do tend to run the ball a lot but hopefully if they recruit me more they would throw it. That's ultimately what I want."

Belfort likes what he knows about the BC offense so far.

He has been talking to assistant coach Mike Siravo and three-star quarterback Christopher Laviano, another New York prospect with a BC offer.

"Chris has been talking about their offense," Belfort said. "They don't really run a spread but they do throw the ball so that's a good thing for me.

"I'm planning on taking a visit there either late spring or early summer. I definitely want to visit the campus and talk to the coaches and coordinators."

While Boston College is in good shape with Belfort he admits that he would prefer to play in a specific part of the country.

"My real goal that I would love to achieve is to play football down in the SEC. They love football down south and I love that ... Ole Miss, Miami, schools like that. I would just love to come into contact with schools like that. I'm just going day by day, though, working hard and seeing what happens."

Belfort was the number two receiver for Totterville last year but even with an all-state wide out on the other side of the field he managed to haul in 28 catches for 496 yards and six scores.

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