Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is looking for a new place to take his talents for the 2017 college football season.
The talented quarterback has reportedly cut his list down to three schools and intends to make a decision by the end of May. However, according to Orangebloods.com, he might be adding a fourth potential destination to the mix.
Not a traditional powerhouse in the same way as the other schools he’s considering — Florida, Texas and Wisconsin — Zaire is reportedly considering Harvard as a landing spot.
Zaire’s main concern appears to be playing time for his senior season. Both Texas and Wisconsin return their starting quarterbacks from the previous season; Shane Buechele and Alex Hornibrook, respectively. With a potential hurdle at those two destinations, their standing on the short list is curious.
Suffice it to say, he could start nearly anywhere on either side of the ball if he were to play football at Harvard.
Florida provides a roadblock in the form of rules that prevent Zaire from transferring into the SEC. The meeting set to take place in Destin, Florida later this year will help sort this out, but it remains a possibility that Zaire will be prevented from transferring to the Gators due to circumstances beyond either parties control.
Harvard is looking more and more likely.
Zaire currently appears to have a wealth of options, but none of them are particularly stellar, and each provides its own drawbacks or challenges.