Zaire Reflects On Irish Gathering

Last week the majority of Notre Dame's still-developing 2013 recruiting class gathered in South Bend to work out and bond with each other and their future coaches. Kettering (OH) Alter quarterback Malik Zaire was there and took the time to talk to about time spent with his future teammates.

Malik Zaire is credited as one of several members of the Notre Dame 2013 recruiting class to come up with the nickname Irish Mob.

Zaire, along with other members of the mob, spent several days together last week and came away with a bigger bond among future teammates and coaches.

"The trip was really good and I got to spend a lot of time with the guys who are committed," said Zaire. So it was a great time for all."

Zaire, who spent a few days prior to the trip with Mike Heuerman and Jacob Matuska, came away knowing great friendships are just starting to form.

"Matuska and all those guys are really cool," said Zaire. "I can see myself getting along with these guys for a long, long time."

How much time did the mob spend with each other?

"We were definitely around each other the days we were up there and we did just about everything together," said Zaire. "Everybody is a leader as we each have a special role on the team and we'll definitely be great teammates."

As for what Zaire will remember most about the trip, the answer was simple.

"I'll remember the camaraderie we shared with each other and our time with the coaches," said Zaire. "We spent a good amount, about half of it with the coaches. Getting the chance to bond more with them and learn more about them as people was great."

Irish head coach Brian Kelly made sure to make a visit to the mob during their time in South Bend as well.

"Coach Kelly was there but he had the back surgery so he was taking it easy," said Zaire. Top Stories