Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire’s decision to transfer has been a long saga, and it just got longer.
Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com reports that Zaire has again delayed his transfer decision and is down to two schools, one of them being Texas. He doesn’t plan to announce his plans until after the SEC spring meetings in late May, per Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated.
Was told Malik Zaire could postpone his announcement & enjoy graduation. He's only considering two schools now. Texas is a finalist. pic.twitter.com/WOWmd3noRJ
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) May 19, 2017
The identity of the other school is a mystery, but a possibility is Wisconsin, which has been in the mix for Zaire since December when he decided to transfer. Zaire would have a good shot at starting at quarterback over Alex Hornibrook this season (though that shot would be diminished since he missed spring camp) and he would fit quite well in Paul Chryst’s offense.
It was originally reported that Zaire would make a choice between Wisconsin and North Carolina, but delay after delay has pushed that decision into May, and several other schools were added to the mix.
Along with Texas, Florida is another possible destination, and that would make sense given that he’s delaying his decision until after the SEC spring meetings. Current SEC rules forbid Florida from taking on graduate transfers due to missing academic requirements, but it’s possible the SEC could soften those rules at the meetings.
Harvard was also reported to be in the mix last month by Richardson.