An athletic player who won three state championships playing quarterback and safety … Ranked as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports … ESPN lists him as the No. 96 safety prospect in the nation, while 247Sports lists him as the No. 29 dual-threat quarterback in the country and Rivals tabs him as the No. 21 overall recruit in Oklahoma.
Played for coach Dale Condict at Wagoner, guiding to the Bulldogs to three straight state championships in his three years as a starting quarterback … Didn’t lose a game during his junior and senior seasons, winning his last 37 games as Wagoner’s quarterback … Accounted for 115 touchdowns over three seasons while passing for 6,144 yards and rushing for 2,449 … As a defensive back, he recorded seven interceptions and 238 tackles in his career … Put up especially large numbers as a senior, accounting for 3,667 yards and 43 touchdowns while completing 115-of-172 passes (67 percent) for 1,976 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushing 162 times for 1,691 yards and 21 touchdowns … Rushed for 300 yards against Cascia Hall in the state semifinals and had 79 tackles and four takeaways on defense in his last season … 2016 All-Phoenix MVP by the Muskogee Daily Phoenix … An all-state selection and The Oklahoman’s 2016 All-State Defensive Player of the Year … One of the five finalists for the Tulsa World Offensive Player of the Year and a first team Tulsa World player at defensive back … Also a state champion wrestler with a 30-3 record and an outstanding baseball player … A Wendy’s Heisman State finalist … Honored on superintendent’s honor roll and as the Rotary student of the month in August of his senior year … Was actively involved with Spanish club, FCA, prom committee, National Honor Society and was the class vice president his junior and senior years … Also held a scholarship offer from Wyoming.
Malcolm Luciano Rodriguez was born March 29, 1999, in Tahlequah, Okla. … Son of Roman and Shanna Rodriguez … His brother, Roman Rodriguez, played football at Northeastern State University … Plans to study veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State.
"He’s a local kid. I know he’s a state wrestling champ and a three-time football state champ and he’s a heck of a baseball player. Played quarterback, played safety, never came off the field. All of these guys never came off the field, which fires me up. I think that’s what a safety needs to be: an all-around athlete. He’s a great character kid. He’s a big-time student. He wants to be a vet and he’s going to study veterinary medicine. The only way to win in the Big 12 is to get turnovers. I think the interception thing with these offensive guys is big. Obviously, you can’t turn down a kid that has won a bunch a state titles in multiple sports. He’s exciting, he’s impressive and he’s a great kid. He looks you in the eyes. I won’t be surprised if he’s governor someday."
-- Safeties Coach Dan Hammerschmidt