menu-toggle Created with Sketch.
Live

Report: Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire To Transfer

Embed
<iframe src="https://campusinsiders.com/videos/VmNTZuNzE6oLHShq12aHE-MbAMc6chMH/?video-embed=1" width="640" height="360" style="border:0"></iframe>

Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is reportedly set to transfer away from the Fighting Irish, and the possible destinations include powers from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.


Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish were already preparing for the likely departure of DeShone Kizer, who is projected as a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Now, it will have to deal with the loss of the guy Kizer beat out for the starting job.

Senior quarterback Malik Zaire is set to meet with Kelly on Wednesday and is expected to receive a formal release from the program, according to Scout. Zaire, who plans to graduate in December, will be eligible to play immediately next season as a graduate transfer.

The Irish will have four other quarterbacks returning to the roster next season — barring additional transfers — along with 4-star prospect Avery Davis, the No. 12 quarterback in the 2017 recruiting class, who has been committed to Notre Dame since March.

A few programs have emerged as potential landing spots for Zaire including Florida, Pitt, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

Jim McElwain’s Gators have been consistent players in the transfer-quarterback market. Florida has been rumored to be interested in former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett and former Baylor star Jarrett Stidham. However, there’s a chance McElwain may not even be in Gainesville next season. Despite winning two consecutive SEC East titles, McElwain could reportedly be interested in the Oregon job if it became available.

If Zaire were to pick Florida, he’d be competing with rising redshirt junior Luke Del Rio and rising redshirt freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask.

Pitt would also have three quarterbacks returning. The Spartans would have four returners, and the Badgers would have three quarterbacks headed back to Madison next season.

However, Alex Hornibrook wouldn’t relinquish Wisconsin’s starting job without a fight. And Michigan State also has 3-star quarterback Rocky Lombardi coming into the picture in East Lansing.

Zaire’s easiest path to being a starting quarterback again would likely point toward Pitt, though he would conceivably win the job at all four programs.

In three seasons with the Fighting Irish, Zaire completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns.

MORE: 4-Star OLB Pete Werner Decommits From Notre Dame

Related Posts

Hoops Highlights

  • Video
  • February 26, 2017
  • Campus Insiders

Middle Tennessee Clinches C-USA Title Outright

Middle Tennessee survived UAB to clinch the Conference USA regular season championship outright with a game-winning jump shot from JaCorey Williams with 4.4 seconds remaining. It’s the Blue Raiders’ first C-USA regular season title.

Live Events

All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Live Schedule

All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Clear Filters
Monday, February 27, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:00 pm Mountain West Network
2:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
2:45 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Ice Hockey (M) Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
5:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
7:00 pm Lacrosse (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:30 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm
UNLV at Utah State
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
12:15 am Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Lacrosse (W) Patriot League Network
4:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
5:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
Colgate at Lehigh
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm
American at Navy
Basketball (W)
Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
7:05 pm Basketball (W) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (M) Mountain West Network
Thursday, March 2, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
12:15 am Mountain West Network
12:15 am Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
6:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
7:00 pm Basketball (M) Patriot League Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
9:00 pm Softball Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
11:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
Friday, March 3, 2017
TimeET Title Category Network
1:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
3:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
3:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Baseball Mountain West Network
4:00 pm Tennis (W) Mountain West Network
5:00 pm Basketball (W) TheW.TV
5:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
5:30 pm Softball Mountain West Network
6:30 pm Softball TheW.TV
8:45 pm Softball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Baseball TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (M) TheW.TV
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
9:30 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network
10:00 pm Basketball (W) Mountain West Network

Popular Posts

  • College Basketball
  • February 20, 2017
  • Jeff Bartl

Livin’ B1G: Pursuit Of The Double Bye

Earning a double bye in the Big Ten tournament likely would lock up an NCAA Tournament berth for a bubble team. We examine which squads need it most and delve into the weekend action in this edition of Livin' B1G.

  • College Football
  • February 16, 2017
  • Robert Judin

Hey Judes: LSU Getting Back On Track With 2018 Recruiting Class

This week's edition of Hey Judes analyzes some hidden gems in the 2018 recruiting class, as they've fallen victim to the three-star curse. Plus, LSU appears to be getting back on track after a brief stumble.