Report: Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire still considering Wisconsin, sets deadline

A few months ago, the idea of Malik Zaire transferring to Wisconsin floated around.

It was reported that the Badgers were in the running to land the former Notre Dame quarterback, who took an official visit to Madison. But after Zaire delayed his decision and signing day came and went, it appeared that the Badgers were content with their current group of signal-callers.

Apparently the possibility of Zaire transferring to Wisconsin isn’t dead after all.

According to Rivals.com, Wisconsin is among Zaire’s final four choices along with Florida, Harvard and Texas. Zaire will reportedly make his decision in the next two weeks and announce that decision after he graduates from Notre Dame on May 19-21.

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Zaire nearly committed to Wisconsin when Paul Chryst was the Badgers’ offensive coordinator. He ultimately picked Notre Dame, where he spent three seasons and played in 17 games.

The plan was for Zaire to wait out spring games and get a better feel for which programs could use his services most as a graduate transfer. With Zaire immediately eligible to play, he would be able to compete with expected Wisconsin starter Alex Hornibrook for the starting job.

Wisconsin would certainly have one of the top quarterback battles in the country if Zaire were to pick the Badgers.

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