Malik Zaire was reportedly set to decide on his transfer destination today, but now it appears that he will push back his decision further.
Earlier this month, Orange Bloods’ Anwar Richardson reported that Zaire was set to decide on May 19. He graduates from Notre Dame this weekend. That timetable would potentially eliminate Florida, which needs an SEC rule change to allow the Gators to take a graduate transfer.
Now, Richardson says that Zaire is moving things back, and that Texas is one of two teams still in consideration.
Was told Malik Zaire could postpone his announcement & enjoy graduation. He's only considering two schools now. Texas is a finalist. pic.twitter.com/WOWmd3noRJ
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) May 19, 2017
According to Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson, the new timetable will open things up for Florida again.
Zaire doesn't plan to announce his decision until after the SEC spring meetings. https://t.co/ur8AZol7Sc
— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) May 19, 2017
Based on that, it seems like Florida would be the second team involved, but we can’t be certain. The other two teams that Zaire has reportedly been considering are Harvard and Wisconsin, both of which Zaire would have a very good shot of starting for next season. Texas would probably be the toughest starting job to win, with Shane Buechele having some impressive moments as a true freshman last season, though none of these four teams are set at the position.
So, for now, we continue to wait to see where Zaire will end up.