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A lifelong Michigan fan, Alex Malzone committed to U-M in mid-May. And despite Brady Hoke getting fired after the season, he stayed committed to the Wolverines as they searched for their next head coach. A three-time state champion at Brother Rice, Malzone had one the best quarterback careers in Michigan high school history. He was also instrumental in Michigan landing Brian Cole and his high school teammate, Grant Perry. This past summer, Malzone participated at Nike’s The Opening and Elite 11 quarterback competition.
“Has the arm to make all the throws. Mechanics can still use polishing, but he has good velocity on his passes, shows excellent timing and is very accurate. Shows the ability to make tough throws into coverage and has great touch down the field. Shows calm under pressure and lead several late game winning drives and has been in big game situations. May not have ideal dropback QB height, but is a gamer and a winner.” – national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu
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"I think about all the great experiences I had there. I've been to all the games. I was at the triple overtime game with Braylon [Edwards] the last second game with Mario Manningham against Penn State and both night games. The atmosphere at the Big House presents itself with is pretty much indescribable. 115,000 people yelling is pretty special."– Alex Malzone
Malzone is a winner. He has a good arm and completed more than 70 percent of passes at Brother Rice. While his height isn't ideal, he makes up for it with his leadership on and off the field. And he is afraid of the high expectations that come with being the quarterback of Michigan. An January enrollee, Malzone could challenge for some playing time as a freshman this fall.