New Michigan Man!: 2015 QB Alex Malzone

After Alex Malzone put on a show at his live throwing performance in front of Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, the #1 QB in Michigan landed his offer on his unofficial Ann Arbor visit and is the latest commitment to Team 136!

In the past two classes, Brady Hoke has wrapped up his quarterback recruiting very early. Shane Morris was committed a year and a half before national signing day in 2012, while Wilton Speight committed exactly a year before his signing day. So, this year has been a little scary for Michigan fans when May hits and they still don\’t have their guy in the fold.

But that has all changed with the offer and on-the-spot commitment of 3/4* QB Alex Malzone.

I'm very honored and blessed to say that I have committed to play football at the University of Michigan #GoBlue

— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) May 12, 2014

He is a strong armed, pro-style quarterback that has great feet, pocket presence and leadership abilities. His ability to climb the pocket to buy more time and step into his throws is what separates him from many others, as well for his knack for winning.

Though Malzone may not be the five star recruit that every program hopes for in it\’s quarterback, he is an underrated player that has a ton of potential and can grow into a great signal caller for the Maize and Blue.

Height: 6\’2.5\’\’

Weight: 200lbs.

Offers: Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, and everyone in the MAC

Rankings: Scout (4*, #15 QB) – 247 (3*, #13 QB) – Rivals (3*, #16 QB) – ESPN (3*)


As for the Rest of the Class

This is commitment #6 for a class that is probably taking between 15-17 prospects. Which means there aren\’t a ton of spots available, but if one could help get the snowball rolling, it is a quarterback.

Expect Malzone to be recruiting Mike Weber, Damien Harris, Chris Clark, and several other top targets remaining on the board. If he gets the ball rolling and the BBQ at the Big House is a hit, we may see at least three more commitments happen in the next month or two.