Malzone Waiting Patiently on Spartans

As the state's top quarterback prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, Alex Malzone understands Michigan State has a process they use to extend scholarship offers. Michigan State is a program the standout signal caller has high on his list and is waiting patiently on the Spartans to make a decision.

After not taking a quarterback in the 2014 recruiting class, Michigan State fully understands the importance of getting the right quarterback for the Spartans to stay on the path as one of the Big Ten's top programs.

Alex Malzone understands why the Spartans are taking their time, but likes what he's being told right now about the Big Ten Champions interest in his ability.

"Quarterback Coach Brad Salem is the guy I've been talking with the most," said Malzone. "He came and saw me throw a couple of weeks ago and said he was very impressed. Coach (Dave) Warner still wants to see me thrown and that probably will happen sometime in April."

Recently Malzone made a return visit to campus to learn more about the Spartans and any interest they may have.

"I've been up there about four times now," he explained. "I was up there this past Thursday and had a good meeting with Coach (Mark) Dantonio. He said they are showing a lot of interest and are pretty close to offering me, but not yet as they want to wait and see how things play out."

What would an offer me to the Bloomfield (Mich.) Brother Rice product?

"It would be great," he said. "Michigan State is one of my favorite places right now and I love going up there every single time. I love the coaching staff and what they are doing with the team. Obviously, they are having great success and it's a great school. Michigan State would be a great fit for me."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder feels his skill set matches up well with what the Spartans do.

"They like the pro-style quarterback," said Malzone. "Coach Dantonio talked about how they would like to get a quarterback where if the pocket breaks down can do something with the ball. I proved that this year and Coach Dantonio said he saw that in my film.

"It's a great fit as they don't have a 2014 recruit and I know they only have three on scholarship now, so they are looking for a guy who could come in and might play early. I would like to do that."

In talking with Malzone it was clear to see his attraction to the Spartans.

"It's just their coaching staff," he stressed. "Every time I go up there talking with all of them they know what they are doing. I had a good talk with Coach (Pat) Narduzzi on Thursday too. They treat their players well and they focus on more than just football.

"When I was there on Thursday, they had a meeting with their student-athletes about how to budget money, how they are going to go forward with life and how they are going to have to do that money wise. It just seems like they instill a good plan with their players."

Malzone has also seen and heard about the Spartans and Dantonio from former alumni from his high school.

"There have been a lot of good players come out of Brother Rice," he said. "I think there are like 10 guys in the NFL now. Jon Reschke is up at Michigan State now and I have a pretty good relationship with him and everything he tells me I love about Michigan State."

Will the Spartans jump into the race for the four-star quarterback?

Time will only tell, but Malzone is willing to give them some time.


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