Salukis add three transfers for 2013

    Ken Malcome photo courtesy of the University of Georgia Sports Communications

    Ken Malcome photo courtesy of the University of Georgia Sports Communications
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    Jan. 25, 2013

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Southern Illinois head football coach Dale Lennon announced today that Saluki Football has added three more transfers to the roster for the 2013 season. The three transfer students are running back Ken Malcome and cornerbacks Keith Suggs and Brandon Willingham. All three student-athletes are enrolling and attending spring semester classes at SIU and have two years of eligibility remaining.

    Malcome, who is listed at 6-foot and 225 pounds, joins SIU from the University of Georgia where he ran for 272 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a redshirt sophomore in 2012. As a high school senior, he was listed as a four-star recruit and ranked as one of the nation’s top 24th best running back in his class by Rivals.com. ESPN ranked him as the ninth best running back recruit in his class. In two years at Georgia, Malcome recorded 448 yards on the ground and averaged 4.5 yards per carry.

    Suggs, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback, has played his first two years of college football at the University of Toledo. He played in 22 games and made 15 tackles in two seasons with the Rockets. Suggs started three games as a freshman in 2011. In 2010, as a senior at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, he was rated the nation’s 144th best cornerback recruit by Scout.com.

    Willingham is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior college transfer out of Coffeyville Community College. In 2012 he led the team with three interceptions and was fourth on the team with 52 tackles as he started 10 games. He also led the team with an impressive 14 pass breakups. A native of Olathe, Kan., he was a running back and safety at Olathe East High School where he ran for over 1,000 yards as a senior.


     

     

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