CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Malik Zaire #8 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes past defensive end Mike Moore #32 of the Virginia Cavaliers in the third quarter at Scott Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won, 34-27. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

After backlash, Notre Dame has reportedly reversed course on Malik Zaire's transfer

This was ultimately the right move.

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.

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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).

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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.

[h/t ESPN]