Malik Cyphers is hearing a lot of good things from college coaches and the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian cornerback hopes it turns into some offers during spring evaluations.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound three-star cornerback who looked good this weekend at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 at Fullerton College said Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, BYU, Air Force, Yale and others have reached out recently.
Many coaches are expected to stop by Oaks Christian in the coming weeks as spring practice kicks off and Cyphers thinks some offers could be close.
"A lot of college coaches are telling me to wait for spring ball," Cyphers said. "They want to come out and see me before they pull the trigger on me. I'm just being patient, enjoying my time and getting ready for my senior year.
"Being around a lot of great athletes and a lot of great players on our team, it's just fun being around great competition at Oaks Christian. Practice is always fun being around those guys so it's a great thing having all those opportunities and have all those coaches come evaluate you."
SMU has already offered the three-star prospect but since that early offer came in Cyphers has only received interest from numerous schools around the country.
Spring practice at Oaks Christian should bring out coaches from all conferences so Cyphers hopes he can perform well, get noticed and pick up offers. A bunch of teams are showing interest and Cyphers thinks things could start happening soon.
The spring will be important for him.
"They're just trying to see how I am," Cyphers said. "A lot of college coaches have seen my film and they just want to see me in person with my technique and they just want to see where my head is at as a leader.
"They've heard a lot of good things but they just want to see it with their own eyes. Hopefully it goes well."