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Zaire Names Top Three
Kettering Alter quarterback Malik Zaire is one of Ohio's top prospects for the class of 2013, and his recruitment is going great. Zaire now holds seven offers, with Nebraska being the latest. "Nebraska offered me recently, and I'm definitely interested in them," Zaire stated. "They have been to my school, and they are definitely in my top three, along with Ohio State and Pittsburgh. Nebraska has a great coaching staff and a great school environment. I love their offense, and they told me I'm a better passer than Taylor Martinez. They want to pass the ball more, and they said they can open it up a lot more with me at quarterback. I'm definitely looking to visit there at some point, but I don't have anything set yet." "I like Pittsburgh because of Coach (Paul) Chryst, and he was the first to offer me when he was at Wisconsin," he added. "I also like Coach (Joe) Rudolph, and I have a great relationship with them. I like their style of play, and they are one of my top schools. They haven't offered yet, but I'm going to be there for a visit soon, and I'm expecting that offer." Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was at Zaire's school today, checking in with the coaching staff and reiterating his interest in Zaire. "I didn't speak to him, other than saying hello," he admitted. "He let my coaches know he is interested, and I met him when I went to bowl practice before. He is a great coach, and I'm definitely very interested in Ohio State. Coach Meyer has spoken to me about what it takes to be a leader in his offense, and how much he thinks of me." "I'm also going to Ohio State on the (January) 29th for the Michigan basketball game," he continued. "Notre Dame is still recruiting me, and I'm still in touch with them. Arizona State wants me to come out for a visit, and I definitely plan on doing that at some point. Things are going great for me really, and I'm enjoying the recruiting process so far." In addition to Ohio State and Nebraska, Zaire also holds offers from Boston College, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Indiana and Northwestern.
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