Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is set to visit Wisconsin this week as he looks to transfer from his current school, according to multiple reports.
Zaire will also be visiting North Carolina this week. Other teams interested are Pittsburgh (where Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst had tried to recruit him) and Michigan State.
A former four-star recruit, Zaire will be a fifth year senior next year. Over three seasons for the Fighting Irish, he has totaled 816 passing yards, with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. On the ground, Zaire also totaled 224 rushing yards adding two rushing touchdowns. QB DeShone Kizer took over the Fighting Irish starting role over Zaire this season after Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said both would play this season.
Wisconsin fans will hear this and see an efficient, athletic quarterback and instantly think of Russell Wilson. And Chryst, who was the offensive coordinator during Wilson’s breakout 2012 season, will surely point to that success as a reason why Zaire would be a great fit.
After a surprisingly great season, the Badgers surely have a case to get Zaire due to his ties with Chryst, but only time will tell.