The ESPN 150 receiver from Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp's most recent scholarship offer came from Arkansas late last week. Malone knows about the Razorbacks' coaching staff via his recruitment by Tennessee, as offensive coordinator Jim Chaney was hired by Arkansas after he wasn't retained by the Vols.
"I know they'll throw the ball and I know Coach Chaney well," said Malone, who is rated the No. 124 prospect in the nation and the No. 4 prospect in Tennessee.
There is one concern with Arkansas. First-year head coach Bret Bielema, who left Wisconsin for Arkansas following last season, is known for running the football first and often.
"Yeah, a little bit," Malone said when asked if that was worrisome. "But they're probably going to have to make Coach Chaney stop throwing it because that's all they did at Tennessee last year. But it does worry me just watching Wisconsin last year with the power run offense."
Malone visited Notre Dame last weekend. When asked what stood out about the school, he said, "The academic value and the vertical offense that they run."
There have been rumors that Malone was leaning towards committing to Tennessee, especially since the Volunteers have been hot on the recruiting trail lately. Those close to Malone have said that's not the case. While Tennessee is certainly in play, it appears Malone will continue to take a methodical approach to his recruitment.
The No. 15 receiver prospect in the country has dozens of scholarship offers. He hasn't hinted as to a timetable for his recruitment and said he has no visits scheduled.