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83 Days to Purdue Football: Malcolm Dotson

Track Speedster Malcolm Dotson has decided to bring his blinding speed to football.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Today we have a walk-on. Normally, not a is known about them. A handful do make it onto the two deeps and become contributors though, and today's player has the blinding speed to do that.

Malcolm Dotson -€” Fr. (RS)

Indianapolis, IN (Cathedral HS)

6'2", 200 pounds

Wide Receiver

2016 Projection: Deep reserve at wide receiver

If you're going to get a walk-on from a high school in Indiana Cathedral is the place to go. They are historically the strongest program in the state. In fact, in all four years Dotson was with them they won a state championship, giving them 12 in school history. They are so successful they are currently playing in class 6A in Indiana a full two classes above their enrollment. Their streak was finally broken last year in a double overtime regional loss to Avon.

Now at Purdue, Dotson is pulling double-duty by running track as well as playing football. Just this past week he was part of the 4x100 meter relay team that placed 17th nationally at the NCAA meet out in Eugene, Oregon. In the Big Ten meet he finished 5th in the 100 meters, fourth in the 200 meters, and third in the 4x100 meter relay to help the men to a third place finish.

So Dotson gives us an extremely fast guy who is used to having the football in his hands. Perhaps he can have a role like Raheem Mostert as a kick returner and make a difference there. He scored a touchdown in the state championship game his senior season and had rushed for 155 yards and a score on just 10 attempts. Here is his senior year highlight reel.