2013 QB Recaps Visit

IrishEyes.com spoke with Malik Zaire about his visit to South Bend Saturday for Notre Dame's 31-13 win over Michigan State.

A look ahead to the class of 2013 suggests Notre Dame evaluating several quarterback prospects. One in particular is Kettering (OH) Alter High School signal caller Malik Zaire.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Zaire, who holds an offer from Cincinnati, enjoyed his initial trip to South Bend.

"The trip to Notre Dame was better than I thought it would be," said Zaire. "It was my first time at Notre Dame and I loved the campus and the coaches seem really cool."

Leading the Irish recruitment is running backs coach Tim Hinton.

"I talked with coach Hinton for a minute," said Zaire. "However, he was getting ready to go out and coach. Coach Hinton wanted me to send my highlight out as soon as possible, so I've already sent it to him."

While on campus Zaire was impressed with what he saw and how the Notre Dame way is reminiscent of his high school.

"I took a tour around campus and I saw the athletic facilities and they are really nice," said Zaire. "Notre Dame is similar to Alter in how things are done and I liked the private school feel. The game day and the crowd were really exciting and how they were into it made it very exciting."

How many game day visits has Zaire taken this year and how did they compare to each other?

"I've been to two games so far," he said. "I saw Ohio State play Toledo and then Notre Dame against Michigan State. Notre Dame fans are a lot more serious as compared to Ohio State fans who seem to be more screamers and yellers."

Zaire plays in an offensive style more suited for a running quarterback, but he's shown a strong arm early in his career. Could he see himself running Brian Kelly's spread attack?

"I can see myself doing a little bit of spread," said Zaire. "However, I've always liked to be in a pro-style, going under center and doing some play-action as I think it can help you prepare your game for the next level."

Will Zaire be looking to visit any other schools this season?

"I've got several schools who have asked me to come for games," he said. "I'll be looking to visit Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Michigan State and Wisconsin for game day visits this season if things work out."

Here are several clips of Zaire in action shot last week.

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