Malique Micenheimer has visited Fresno State a few times already this season and Tuesday night he decided it was the right place for him.
After multiple talks with coach Pat Hill and other members of the coaching staff, Micenheimer verbally committed to the Bulldogs and couldn't be happier with his decision.
Rivals.com rates the Stockton (Calif.) Ronald E. McNair prospect as the No. 31 inside linebacker nationally and No. 80 in the California state rankings.
San Jose State had also offered and the 6-foot, 220-pound recruit had been hearing from Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State and others.
"I really like the coaching staff and the leadership of coach Pat Hill," Micenheimer said. "Their recruiting started at the beginning of this year. I sent them my tape this summer and I sent them my first couple senior tapes and they really liked it."
Micenheimer's father had a one-on-one chat with Hill recently which convinced him Fresno State would be the best fit for his son and Micenheimer, one of the best linebackers at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp this spring, had long been interested in playing for the Bulldogs.
"I felt it was right for me and my family," Micenheimer said. "I have brothers and cousins that will hopefully be going to Fresno State and my parents didn't want to miss any games so I figured it was a great place for me."
The three-star prospect by Rivals.com finished with 94 tackles and two fumble recoveries in his junior season. Fresno (Calif.) Central's Aarin Smith won the linebacker MVP award at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp but Micenheimer was right there with him in terms of production.