Former four-star DT in transfer portal hearing from Michigan football

If at first you don’t succeed in a top-flight player’s recruitment, perhaps you’ll get the opportunity to try again.

Such is the case for Michigan football with Tywone Malone, the former four-star defensive tackle from Oradell (New Jersey) Bergen Catholic. The Wolverines were in early on Malone; Chris Partridge was in charge of his recruitment. However, Partridge departed, taking the Ole Miss co-defensive coordinator position and that is where Malone ended up.

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Now the maize and blue are getting involved with Malone once again; he’s in the NCAA transfer portal. With Partridge, his former coach in Oxford, back in Ann Arbor, it appears Malone is hearing from him and the Wolverines once again.

But Malone is also hearing from Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, and USC. Of course, the Wolverines have a feather in their cap given Partridge won him over once, he could do it again.

Regardless, the former 2021 recruiting class four-star, who was the No. 63 player in the country on the 247Sports composite, isn’t a must for Michigan football this year. The Wolverines are happy with a four-man rotation in the middle with Kris Jenkins, Mason Graham, Kenneth Grant and Rayshaun Benny. But, should Malone pledge to the Wolverines, that would help solidify the line beyond this year, given that Jenkins will be off to the NFL after this year.


Last season, Malone had 10 tackles and a sack, improving on three tackles and a sack his freshman year. He’ll have two years of eligibility at his next school of choice.

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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire