I still think Malik is out of position in the middle. IMO, He would be more affective on the outside using his speed to get to the QB. I would think Charlie would be looking for any excuse to get Malik back to his natural position.
His dad is an old friend of mine. I haven't gotten the scoop yet since it was just announced. But I would bet he was told Malik is staying in the middle. In any case, hope he finds the right spot for him and has a very successful senior season.