"Things went great," Malzone said. "It was my first time meeting coach Nussmeier. I heard feedback from him and the rest of the coaches. So yeah, the visit was great."
And the message Nussmeier conveyed to Malzone was clear: He wants to see him throw before an potential offer is made.
"He said they were narrowing their board on the guys they are still recruiting. And how he wanted to see me throw," Malzone said. "Just see what happens from there. He said just try to come up as much as you can, because he likes to get to know his recruits and getting to talk to them and sit down with them. So I am really just waiting for him to see me throw after the dead period and will see what happens."
Currently, Malzone has notable offers from Wake Forest, Pittsburgh and Bowling Green among others. He has gone on campus visits to Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, N.C. State and Wake Forest in the past couple months. Although he grew up a fan of the Wolverines, with no U-M offer on the table, he admits he is keeping an "open mind" in his recruitment.
"I am more of an open mind right now," Malzone on picking his school. "Wake Forest and Pitt are great places, I definitely have great interest in both of them. They are two great schools I can definitely see myself going to."
With baseball coming up, Malzone said it's going to be tough for him to make as many visits as he would like. And once the dead period is over, he said 15 schools want to come see him throw. Some of the notable schools on his list include Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota to name a few.
"I am looking forward to that," Malzone said on throwing for schools. "I have been telling people I would like make my decision sometime in early May, unless things just blow up in recruiting and I feel like I have to visit some other colleges to make a better decision. That's really where I stand as of right now."