Notre Dame quarterback commit Malik Zaire put his skills on display
Saturday at the Elite 11 regional competition in Columbus, Ohio.
Zaire performed well in the competition, but did not secure an
invitation to the national Elite 11 competition. He was one of six
players to compete in the competition's final event, but was bested by
Michigan commit Shane Morris, who earned MVP honors and a spot in
July's Elite 11 championship in Southern California.
247Sports.com national recruiting writer Steve Wiltfong saw Zaire in action.
"Malik really made some big time throws and showed some tremendous
ability as an athlete," Wiltfong said. "As a quarterback he's got an
unbelievable amount of upside. He's everything that Brian Kelly looks
for in a quarterback recruit. It's just about it coming together on
the next level from here."
Wiltfong said Zaire and Morris, along with Ohio State quarterback
commit Jalin Marshall, have formed a friendly rivalry that was on
display at the camp.
"Those three you can tell are all good friends," Wiltfong said. "They
were laughing it up, having a good time, hanging out and competing
with each other."