• John Macon Gillespie

Malik Heath Ready To Own Fortius Project Competition

Callaway made waves in 2016 with the play of a defense made up of stars. From the Belk Ford ALL-SES Defensive Player of the year Aaron Odom to key playmakers like James Williams, Harold Blackmon, Gladney, Black and Dabney, the Chargers were loaded. The offense may have taken a backseat but it did see the emergence of some very serious playmakers.

On of those playmakers is wide receiver Malik Heath.

At 6-3, 195-pounds, Heath racked up 46 catches in his junior season for a whopping 1,213 yards. That comes to over 26 yards a catch. His big play capabilities made him a nightmare for opposing defenses. His speed allowed him to get behind secondaries for an easy connection from his teammate and rising senior quarterback Tyrese Winford.

Heath says he feels good about the progression that was made in 2016.

"I think I did a good job as an individual having 42 catches and almost 1,300 yards," Heath told SES Mississippi. " I feel like I kept us together even though we were on a losing streak."

Now that the offseason is in full swing, Heath plans to do some camping to not only improve his game but also compete with some other athletes from around the state. His first stop will be on February 25, at the Fortius Project at ICC.

"I want to work on having more speed, strength and better footwork," Heath said. "I'm looking for competition against the best."

The one-man human highlight will have his chance as some of the state's top defensive backs have signed up and will be eager to go against him at the Fortius Project.

**Photo by Keith Warren of the MHSAA.

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