Malik Zaire appears to be down to two.
The Notre Dame transfer took official visits to both North Carolina and Wisconsin. Both of which reportedly went well.
Next week, he’ll have a decision.
According to Scout.com, Zaire will announce his transfer destination either Monday or Tuesday.
“He likes them both,” Zaire’s father, Imani, told Scout.com. “He’s made a decision, but he’s not willing to share it until Monday or Tuesday next week.”
Zaire will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer. There could be other schools in the mix. Zaire had talks with Baylor, Clemson, Florida and Michigan State, though barring a sudden change, Zaire’s decision will likely come down to North Carolina or Wisconsin.
The Archbishop Alter (Ohio) nearly committed to Wisconsin out of high school when Paul Chryst was the Badgers’ offensive coordinator. But when Chryst got the head job at Pitt, Zaire went with Notre Dame instead.
Zaire would still have to compete with Alex Hornibrook for the starting job if he chose the Badgers.
The path might be a little clearer at North Carolina, where Mitch Trubisky is expected to declare early for the NFL draft. UNC also has a matchup against Notre Dame next fall.
Soon enough, both North Carolina and Wisconsin will have a clearer outlook on their quarterback situations entering 2017.