Podcast: Malzone Ready to Compete

Former Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone reflects upon his journey to Michigan, discusses adjusting to college life as an early enrollee, the competition for the starting QB spot, and much much more.

"Malzone has a great arm and the ability to make throws to just about anywhere on the field. He shows good timing with his receivers and understands anticipation and hitting them out of their breaks. He does a good job of throwing away from coverage and into holes in zones. He is accurate and hits receivers in stride and gives them opportunity for yards after the catch."

"The two knocks on Malzone were his baseball style release and his lack of prototypical height at 6-foot-2. Mechanics are something he has steadily been working on. He throws well on the roll, but is not a running threat, although he shows good presence and ability to climb the pocket and keep his eyes downfield. He also stands in tough and will deliver passes in the face of pressure."

"What really pushed him over the top as far as his ranking for us was his intangibles. He is a tough kid and an excellent leader. He shows cool under pressure and lead several late, game winning drives as a junior. He is a good decision maker who gets the ball out quickly and takes care of the football as evidenced by his three interceptions as a junior. He has also seen excellent competition week after week."

"Malzone's height may have kept him from a couple of offers, but he has all the intangibles and the head for the position to succeed. He also drew very positive reviews on his velocity, consistency and accuracy during the spring evaluation. He's s a kid we think will be successful at the next level. Not everyone 6-foot-5 can play quarterback. This kid knows how to play the position and he is a great leader who will outplay and outwork a lot of kids who may have more classic physical attributes." - Allen Trieu

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