Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone reportedly threw very well in his throwing session he had earlier today but has yet to receive an offer from the Michigan Wolverines.
That should all change, and quickly. He has done well during the process of picking up offers, and there is some good competition on that list. As of right now, he holds offers from several schools, most notably, Wake Forest and Pittsburgh.
There is some solid interest from three Big Ten schools, and at least some interest from six others. Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State are the schools with the largest interest of the Big Ten schools; Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin have all shown at least some interest as well.
Michigan should offer Malzone, and soon. Now is the time to offer him, and it would be a similar situation to last season with Wilton Speight. He was virtually unknown when Michigan offered him, and he developed into an Under-Armour All-American. Who is to say Malzone can’t do the same? Stars and recruiting rankings mean about the same as the name on the back of the jersey. It’s nice, but it doesn’t guarantee success and development. If Michigan jumps in and offers Malzone, I don’t see him going anywhere else.
Malzone is a vastly underrated guy, and is only ranked a 3 Star recruit on 247Sports as of today, but I do believe he will begin to add to that ranking. Now is the right time for Malzone to get to campus for a visit and make sure he leaves starstruck.
You could make the case that Michigan doesn’t need a quarterback in this recruiting cycle because of recent signings of Shane Morris and Speight, but you need to look towards the future; shocking, I know.
Offensive Coordinator Doug Nussmeier will be grooming and developing quarterbacks during his time at Michigan, and he could do wonders with Malzone. It makes sense for both parties to try and come together and get him an offer, it just needs to be done quickly. Eventually, some kids lose interest in a school they like because they feel disrespected if there isn’t an offer early. I don’t think Malzone is that kind of kid, but it gets to a point where interest is lost.
Furthermore, Michigan will eventually offer him, but Malzone will not wait forever. If there is any competition in the Big Ten for Malzone, there should be no delay. Do not give teams in your own conference, let alone division, end up signing this guy and have him beat you for the next three or four years. There are decisions to be made, and Malzone should end up being offered by Michigan, just whenever that is is still to be determined.