Malzone puts on Recruiting Hat

Michigan QB commit Alex Malzone reflects on his commitment to Michigan, discusses who he is trying to bring with in to Ann Arbor, whether he'll compete in the Elite 11 and more.

It's a been a little over week since four-star quarterback Alex Malzone committed to Michigan.

And the Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice standout couldn't be happier with his decision.

"I t feels great," Malzone said. "It felt great once I committed. Michigan is definitely a great place and I am pumped up about being there. I definitely feel Michigan is going to be doing some great things these next couple years. You look at the coaching staff, and what they are expecting to do with the program, and everything that (offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier) brings to the team – I am definitely excited about that."

Malzone, who is rated the No. 15 quarterback prospect in the latest player rankings, has been busy recruiting for the Wolverines ever since his commitment, too. In fact, he says he has reached out to many of the top prospects on Michigan's recruiting board -- and has received a positive response.

"On the offensive side of the ball I have been talking to Chris Clark, Mike Weber, Damian Harris Brian Cole, Auden Tate, Miles Boykin, Hale Hentges, Grant Newsome, Garrett Thomas," Malzone said. "I would say those are the core guys. I have been just telling them all the great things Michigan has to offer."

Cole, who stars for Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage, is the top prospect in Michigan, and Malzone gave his insight on where the four-star wide receiver now stands with the Wolverines.

"We were just talking about the schools that he said he liked and were recruiting him," Malzone said on his conversation with Cole. "I just told him my experiences with them. He was just telling me how he liked Michigan. He said he liked the coaching staff and the family type feel up in Ann Arbor. He said he is just waiting to see how everything plays out with the other schools, so he can make his best decision."

Harris, who decommitted from the Wolverines earlier this year, still has Michigan high on his list, according to Malzone.

"He just said he wanted to take a step back and make sure he is making the right decision," Malzone said on Harris. "He said he wanted to visit some other schools. He obviously has his favorites like he has stated. But he said Michigan is definitely up there. He said he didn't commit to Michigan for no reason. He said Michigan is definitely in the top for him. He really likes what coach Nussmeier did at Alabama. Offensively, he knows coach Nussmeier will bring that to Michigan. He said he likes him a lot and Michigan is still up there for him."

Clark, who was recently named the No. 1 tight end the country, is building a nice relationship with Malzone, and the two of them talk frequently says Malzone.

"He's been saying he likes Michigan a lot," Malzone said on Clark. "I know he is planning on committing at The Opening. It looks like it is between Michigan and Ohio State. We've been actually been talking a lot. He would definitely like me to get an invite to The Opening, obviously, I would too. So it would be great to meet him. Hopefully that week he makes a decision to go to school up in Ann Arbor."

Currently, Malzone is in the middle of state championship run with his high school baseball team. Because of scheduling conflict with baseball, he says he might not be able to compete in the Elite 11 next month in Columbus, Ohio. If he were to compete in the competition, he would be able to earn an invite to The Opening in Beaverton, Ore., this July.

"I'm thinking about it," Malzone said on competing in the Elite 11. "I know it's going to be tough with baseball. It's on a Monday, so will probably have practice. But I'm not too sure yet. I have been in constant contact with all of the Elite 11 coaches, too. They said I'm invited to their event in Ohio and they will have some at-large bids. It would be great for me to go to, but I just might not be able to."

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