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Maliq Eubanks set to continue playing career at Benedict College
Maliq Eubanks
Maliq Eubanks on stage at his signing in Alcovy's auditorium on April 25. - photo by Phillip B. Hubbard

On April 25, Maliq Eubanks signed his national letter of intent (NLI) to continue his football career at Benedict college.

Eubanks put pen to paper inside of Alcovy’s auditorium alongside five teammates who did the same. The large turnout for the signing was unexpected from Eubanks, who was thankful for all who watched on.

“It just shows a whole lot of love and support,” Eubanks said. “I wasn’t expecting that many people, but I am grateful that they came and just supported me.”

As his Alcovy tenure comes to a close, Eubanks shared his thoughts on playing at the next level following the signing ceremony

“It is a God given moment,” Eubanks said. “I never thought I would be this far, but I thank God for giving me this opportunity.”

Eubanks played cornerback for Alcovy his senior season, which served as a learning experience for the senior, who played primarily wide receive previously.

However, that did not stop Eubanks from being named as an honorable mention for Region 3-AAAAAA at defensive back.

“Last year, I grew a lot,” Eubanks said. “I learned a lot of new things. I feel like Benedict will help me learn more, and help me improve my technique better.”

As he turns his attention to Benedict, the unexpected is what Eubanks is most excited for.

“Going into uncertainty,” Eubanks said. “I like the change, I am going in there with confidence and my faith in God.”

One familiar aspect of his move will be a pair of teammates that will be joining him. 

In the same signing ceremony, Taylor Richardson and Lamarion Hammonds penned their NLIs to play for the Tigers as well.

For Eubanks, the feel of the program and the people within it are what drew him in.

“The atmosphere,” Eubanks said. “They way they welcomed me in. The way they said we were going to be a family when I went down there. They welcomed me with open arms.”

Before he makes the trip to Columbus, South Carolina, Eubanks gave some insight to the kind of player Benedict College will be getting.

“They are getting a dog,” Eubanks said. “Somebody that does not quit. Somebody who is confident, who is bold and will do the things won’t do. I am just going down there to do whatever they need me to do.”

Managing Editor Phillip B. Hubbard contributed to this article