Not by recruiting services, but by those who knew and watched him (m)
By Barrett777 on 12:19:07 10/16/20
[In reply to "Yeah, Malik was a 5-star freak athlete with very high ceiling. Very nice young man to boot. *" by Barrett777, posted at 12:04:53 10/16/20]
Freakish athleticism, length, and hand/eye coordination as jackhyde already stated. All 100% accurate.
The "experts" flat missed on their rankings. OSU saw him on the Basketball floor and knew how special of an athlete he was, and how he would translate on the football field.
Link: Hooker was a 4 star on some services like 247sports. Only one year of HS football hurt his ranking, but his high end potential was 5 star