Kettering, OH. Archbishop Alter High School quarterback, Malik Zaire holds over 15 offers from schools all over the country. The dual-threat quarterback has his sites on a few schools. Nebraska in particular.
“I have a really good relationship with coach (Tim) Beck,” Zaire said about his relationship with Nebraska’s offensive coordinator. “We talk about more than just football. We ask each other how we are doing, and it’s a great bond.”
The 6-foot-1, 205 lb. signal caller recently received a big offer from Notre Dame.
“It was really special to me,” Zaire said. “Notre Dame is a special place. Not a lot of people get the opportunity to go there, or even get an offer from them. They have a really great coaching staff, and I am really interested in them right now.”
The Ohio native was just listed as the No. 127 player in the country by Fansided.com. The No. 11 rated quarterback has a list of favorite schools, but is still open to all schools on the list.
“I guess my list, not any order would be, Nebraska, Pitt, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Wisconsin,” Zaire said. ” I don’t have a favorite right now, but I can’t even put into words how much I like Nebraska. My relationship with their coaching staff is second to none right now.”
As for the other schools, there are things that Zaire likes about them.
“I like the coaching staff at Pitt a lot,” Zaire said. ” I just came back from a visit their last week. It was a nice place to be. My relationship with coach Chryst is really strong.”
When Zaire talked about the Ohio State Buckeyes, you could hear excitement in his voice.
“I am from Ohio,” Zaire said. “It has that home town feel. That’s not only attractive to me, but my whole family. With coach Meyer they have the right pieces, and a lot of talent. They are going to be competing for championships really soon.”
The Badgers have had a chance for Zaire for a long time.
“Wisconsin was a team I liked, a lot growing up,” Zaire said. “They have a great fan base, and I really like their coaches. Especially coach Bielema. We have a really good relationships, and we are really close.”
As for whats next for the 4 star prospect, Lincoln is next on the destination list.
“Nebraska will be next visit,” Zaire said. “I am going in early March. I want to go to one of their spring practices. I am going to try and make it to their Spring game. After that I want to try and make the Elite Eleven Camp, and then the Nike Combine Training Camp.”
Zaire finished his junior campaign with an undefeated regular season, and a 10-1 record.
By Jimmie Allen
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