The wait is finally and Malik Zaire is set to become a Gator. After his decision was placed on hod for several months, Zaire made it official on Saturday. According to Bruce Feldman, Zaire will be in Gainesville as early as Wednesday.
The quarterback has not been shy the last few months about his love for the Florida program, however, Zaire had one obstacle, the grad transfer rule. However, on Friday afternoon the SEC made the decision to change the probationary period from three years to one and Zaire did not hesitate on pulling the trigger.
The former Notre Dame signal caller decided to transfer away from the Irish in November and has since been linked to the Gators due to Jim McElwain's pro-style offense.
He is currently a counselor at the Elite 11 camp in southern California this weekend, but will soon venture down to Gainesville, Fla. at the end of the month to enroll in classes and begin learning the offense.
Zaire had 816 career yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions for Notre Dame. He also completed just under 60 percent of his passes in the 17 games he played for the Irish.