One of the biggest mysteries in all of sports is what “it” is. No one has ever laid out a clear cut definition, but most fans know “it” when they see it. That’s why those that have watched the career of Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) quarterback Alex Malzone during his high school career agree… he has “it.”
During his four years at Brother Rice (the last two as the full-time starter, his sophomore season as part of a two-QB rotation, and his freshman season as a playoff call-up from JV) Malzone was 428/641 (66.8%) passing for 6254 yards, 69 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and 125.2 quarterback rating. Oh, and he was a part of three state championship teams.
He faced many critics along the way. They claimed the 6-2, 190-pounder wasn’t big enough, wasn’t fast enough, was a baseball player, that he couldn’t lead the team when he had to shoulder the quarterback burden himself, and that he wasn’t good enough to earn a Michigan scholarship offer. All the talented youngster did was answer every single challenge. His take on it all was best summed up by a tweet he posted the day before his commitment. It read, “Keep doubting me.”
Said Malzone, “some people can harp on my height or anything else that I’m lacking, but I go out there and I give it my all. Honestly, I’ve had great success in the past and I’m looking to keep that going in the future. I’ll do anything that I can do to win, whether or it be at a football game or a game of checkers. I’m a competitive kid and I’ll do anything to win and help my team.”
That confidence and moxie comes shining through in the Scout.com spotlight video feature