Alter’s Zaire ‘has team to beat’

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Alter QB Malik Zaire

Alter four-star dual-threat quarterback Malik Zaire said that Ohio State is his leader following his Sunday trip to campus for a Buckeyes junior day.


Alter four-star dual-threat quarterback Malik Zaire said that Ohio State is his leader following his Sunday trip to campus for a Buckeyes junior day.

“They’re definitely the team to beat,” Zaire stated.

The nation’s No. 2 prospect at his position and No. 55 player
overall in the class of 2013, Zaire also added an offer from Pittsburgh
on Sunday, and besides the Panthers and Buckeyes, holds early
scholarships from the likes of Nebraska, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana,
Northwestern and Wisconsin.

This trip to Columbus was the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Zaire’s first
real look at what recently-hired coach Urban Meyer is doing with the
Buckeyes program.

“The whole thing was very high energy,” Zaire began. “High
everything. They were very enthusiastic. They really want to get a lot
of speed and they want to win. They definitely have all the pieces in
place for that to happen. They’re just working on getting all the right
guys there.”

Zaire says he could make his college decision sometime in June,
and that Ohio State’s coaching staff is what has him fired up about the
Buckeyes.

“I just think the whole program in general and how the strength
coach talked and how Coach Meyer was talking about how everything was
coming together is great,” he added.

Zaire visited Indiana on Saturday and has a different perspective on the Hoosiers program.

“I didn’t think too much for their program till I went,” Zaire
said. “I talked to Coach (Kevin) Wilson and they’re definitely trying to
get everything together. They’re definitely on the come up. They have
one of the best recruiting classes in a long time going to Indiana, and
they’re just trying to build it up.”

Zaire’s next visit could come soon to Pittsburgh.

“I know a lot about them” he said of his latest offer. “I really
like Pittsburgh because of the coaching staff that was at Wisconsin
recently. I still have the same relationship with Coach (Paul) Chryst
and those guys, and I think it’s a place he’ll be successful at.”

Zaire is targeting a trip to Nebraska for March. He finished his
junior season with 15 rushing scores and five touchdown passes. In doing
so, he took home GCL North Athlete of the Year and was recognized as a
Division-III Second-Team All-Southwest District selection.

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