The choices for Malik Zaire‘s next collegiate destination have been whittled down to two. Or is it three?
The father of the transferring Notre Dame quarterback told Scout.com Wednesday that his son will likely choose between Wisconsin and North Carolina as his next college football home. Imani Zaire indicated that his son knows his next stop, but won’t make it public until early next week.
“He likes them both,” the dad told the recruiting website. “He’s made a decision, but he’s not willing to share it until Monday or Tuesday next week.”
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the South Bend Tribune has reported that Zaire is leaning toward Wisconsin. However, the Tribune also noted that “Baylor is hot on the trail” of the graduate transfer.
Scout confirmed that BU reached out to gauge Zaire’s interest, but wrote that “[i]t’s unclear how the Bears fit into this mix.”
In late November, Zaire was granted an unconditional release from his Irish scholarship. If Zaire ultimately opts for UNC, that unconditional release would afford him to face his old team as the Tar Heels and Irish have an Oct. 7 date in Chapel Hill on the schedule this coming season.
As a graduate transfer, Zaire will eligible to play in 2017, his final year of eligibility.