Zaire Has Three Favorites

2013 quarterback prospect Malik Zaire has stayed very busy in recruiting and is starting to sort out a list of favorites.

Archbishop Alter (OH) HS quarterback Malik Zaire compares his style of play to Michael Vick, and it is easy to see why. Zaire has a similar frame to the Philadelphia Eagle star, is an outstanding scrambling quarterback and even throws the ball left-handed.

While Zaire has a ways to go before he will be mentioned in the same breath as an NFL All-Pro, college coaches have already taken notice of his enormous talent. With a year of high school football still remaining, Zaire has already picked up offers from Cincinnati, Ohio State and Wisconsin, and is receiving interest from many of the top programs around the country.

"I think the three offers that I have are my favorite schools so far because they have shown me the most love," Zaire said of his current recruiting situation.

Zaire has made unofficial visits to each of the three schools that have offered scholarships, and has taken trips to Notre Dame, Northwestern, Michigan State and Kentucky as well.

After eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark on the ground and through the air this year, Zaire will have even more time to develop relationships with college coaches, such as Mark Elder at Cincinnati.

"Me and Coach Elder got to know each other early on. He's a really great coach and an even better guy. He'd be a good guy to play for. They were my first offer and he was talking about the ones that offer first are the ones that show you the most love."

Zaire will continue to make as many trips as possible over the offseason, as he does not plan on stretching the recruiting process out for very long.

"I probably will make my decision this summer, if not earlier. I hope to do it after I take a couple more visits."


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