Southfield (Mich.) High five-star defensive lineman Malik McDowell is finished with all five official visits and less than 48 hours away from announcing his college decision on National Signing Day Wednesday morning at his school. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound McDowell favors Michigan State. His parents would like to see him at Florida State or Ohio State. “As far as me and his mom are concerned, I think everyone knows where we stand,” Greg McDowell, Malik’s father said on Monday morning. “I already know what Malik’s decision would be. We may not be as close as we need to be right now as far as deciding the actual place. “We’re basically at the same point, his mother and I, as long as he gets away from Michigan we don’t care where he goes. We’ve expressed numerous times all we want is the best for him and seeing him get out of here we think is best. It’s for his future. I just want him to recognize that and hopefully he understands and he will take that into account and say I’m 17 and my parents want the best for me and I’ll jump on board because it’s only three or four years that I’m going to be away, and I want to get to this certain level and be somewhere I can concentrate. You have to be somewhere you have less distractions and be around people that do what you do, go to class, be football players, be a student-athlete. That’s the environment I want him to be around, and not be in close proximity to his friends. “I want him out of Michigan. I don’t care if that’s Ohio State or Florida State.” Ranked as the nation’s No. 2 strong-side defensive end, McDowell is also still considering Michigan. Talks about the Spartans are starting to shift towards other schools.