Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 188 pounds
Hometown/High School: Montreal, QC (Cegep du Vieux)
Ranking: ★★★ (0.8597 per 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Tennessee, West Virginia, South Carolina, Baylor, Louisville, Syracuse
Extremely bless to announce that I will be playing my next years of football at @PennStateFball Thanks to the coaches for believing in me. Let’s make something great #Weare pic.twitter.com/RkbT57aBwm— Malick Meiga (@malick_meiga) August 1, 2019
Meiga is a late bloomer of sorts, largely due to the lack of exposure that comes with playing football in Montreal. He received his first offer from Buffalo in February and then started racking them up in the spring.
Penn State offered in May and Meiga attended team camp in early June and impressed coaches with his athleticism. He returned to State College this past weekend for the Lasch Basch and then pulled the trigger for the Nittany Lions on Thursday morning.
Meiga is almost certainly a redshirt candidate for the Nittany Lions in 2020 as he has work to do to clean up his route running and technique, but it’s easy to see was Gerad Parker and company see in him. He’s got a great frame and impressive raw athleticism. He was laser-timed at 4.42 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.08 in the short shuttle at The Opening Regional where he also posted a 35.80 vertical. Meiga has strong hands and attacks the football when it’s in the air. 247Sports, which has him ranked No. 410 overall in the country, seems higher on him than the rest and it’s easy to see why when you look at his stature and testing numbers.