A pair of Notre Dame Prep student-athlete football players signed their letters of intent Wednesday morning as linebacker Matt Malloy and offensive lineman Jordan Jenkins will continue their academic and athletic careers at Air Force and Rocky Mountain College, respectively.
“Dynamic,” NDP head coach George Prelock said describing Malloy. “He’s got that sideline-to-sideline speed. He’s physical. He really committed himself this off-season to be being the best player he can be and that’s why he has this amazing opportunity.”
Malloy finished second on the team in tackles last year with 103, including 9.5 for loss. His AFA offer came extremely late in the process after he personally sent an email to one of the assistants who liked his film and eventually reached out to Prelock.
“It was a dream come true,” Malloy said. “I kind of knew right when the offer came I was going to be a Falcon.”
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Jenkins was one of the anchors on NDP’s offensive line which has produced big numbers in the run game. He also participates in track and field.
Prelock believes not just the school but the environment will fit Jenkins well.
“He’s an outdoor kid, he loves to be in the outdoors,” he explained with a smile. “With his major and what he wanted to do, they have something there that’s going to help him pursue his future after football.”
The young man they call “Cookie” says he’s ready to go.
“I chose Rocky Mountain College because the coaches there are really nice,” Jenkins said to Sports360AZ.com. “Small school, small classes so I can excel and Billings, Montana is a great place to be.”