Malik Zaire will graduate from Notre Dame in December and will be immediately eligible to play his last season with whichever school he signs with. However, his options were initially limited by Notre Dame and he wasn’t allowed to transfer 11 schools who were all Fighting Irish opponents next season. ESPN is reporting that Notre Dame’s restrictions have been completely lifted and Zaire is free to play wherever he chooses.
Not only is it wrong to restrict someone who has graduated from the school, but it was also petty for Notre Dame to say that he couldn’t join any team it was playing next season. Fortunately, only one school on his reported list of four was a part of those restrictions (Michigan State).
Zaire will leave South Bend with a career 59.2 completion percentage for 816 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. The lefty added 324 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also finished with a 3-0 career record as a starter.