Hog Futures: Maleek Barkley:

Lone Star success: Barkley found footing far from Vegas glam

By: Brooks Kubena
Published: Friday, August 18, 2017
Lake Travis running back Maleek Barkley (15) runs into the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass during the first half of the Class 6A Division I state football championship against the Woodlands in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Lake Travis running back Maleek Barkley (15) runs into the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass during the first half of the Class 6A Division I state football championship against the Woodlands in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A brief return home in 2016 led to Maleek Barkley's commitment to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

At a glance

CLASS Freshman

POSITION Wide receiver

HT./WT. 5-10, 175 pounds

HOMETOWN Austin, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)

AGE 19

NOTEWORTHY Played on state championship team at Lake Travis. … Named the 25-6A All-District Offensive Player of the Year. … Consensus 3-star cornerback by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports. … Other scholarship offers included Illinois, Texas State and UNLV. … Son of Roslyn Reed. … Kimberly and Josh McConnico are his legal guardians.

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