Golden Flashes grab versatile senior

Ryan Malone (Covington, La./St. Paul's), a tight end / H-back / fullback, has pledged to sign with Kent State, the Times-Picayune reports. Louisiana-Lafayette and Tulane also recruited the 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect.

Malone caught 17 passes for 231 yards and 7 touchdowns and carried 39 times for 221 yards and 7 more scores as a senior, earning first team all-district recogntion.

"He's a very unselfish player," St. Paul's Coach Ken Sears told the Times-Picayune. "We asked him to play fullback when our regular fullback got injured and he rotated into that role as well. He's just very versatile and was great at doing what he needed to become successful."