Chad Wilson – Editor GridironStuds Blog
Two way players in high school are not all that rare. For some teams it’s just the reality that you have to get your best athletes on the field. Many wide receivers also play defensive back. Many running backs also play linebacker and many defensive lineman also double up as offensive linemen. However, it’s not often that your best defensive back is also at quarterback, running back and the team’s kicker. Such is the case for 2015 DB/ATH Malik Wisdom at Miami’s Dade Christian.
Wisdom transferred from Hollywood’s McArthur High School this offseason and has been a God send for the Crusaders. So far this year, he has been a lockdown cornerback on defense shutting down wide receivers trying to find the end zone vs. the Crusaders. The Dade Christian staff was also wise enough to recognize Wisdom’s athletic talents and put them to use on offense where he has been adept at both running the football and throwing the football at the quarterback position. Seeking to get the max out of Wisdom’s abilities, the Crusaders’ staff also lined him up in the backfield at running back and turned him loose on some opponents. It has all equated into high production for the Crusaders who will begin play in Florida’s State 2A championship series this Friday vs. Glades Day.
As if lining up at cornerback, quarterback and running back was not enough, Wisdom also kicks the extra points after he leads his team to the end zone or hits a field goal when they come up short. Wisdom’s soccer background has come in handy for Dade Christian. So as you take in the view of Dade Christian’s battle with Glades Day this Friday, look for plenty of action in all three phases of the game from this underrated star wearing #2, Malik Wisdom.