Michigan’s small 2015 football recruiting class added a large name today.
Birmingham Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone has committed to U-M, tweeting a photo of himself with U-M coach Brady Hoke.
“I’m very honored and blessed to say that I have committed to play football at the University of Michigan #GoBlue,” Malzone wrote.
Malzone is rated as a three-star prospect by rivals.com and the No. 16 QB in the 2015 class. He’s the No. 4-ranked player in the state of Michigan.
At 6-feet-2 and 205 pounds, he is the first quarterback secured since U-M changed offensive coordinators. New coordinator Doug Nussmeier is regarded as a QB guru.
Under NCAA rules, Nussmeier is not allowed to comment on specific recruits, but he tweeted shortly after Malzone’s announcement: “GUNSLINGER!!!!!! #dreamchasers15 #GoBlue”
Rivals.com lists Malzone’s high school stats as: 190-for-281 passing (67.6%) for 2,795 yards (9.9 yards per attempt) and 25 touchdowns.
He is the sixth recruit in Michigan’s 2015 class, joining defensive backs Shaun Crawford, Tyree Kinnel and Garrett Taylor, kicker Andrew David and offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr.
Here’s a highlight reel of Malzone in action:
— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) May 12, 2014
— Doug Nussmeier (@CoachDNuss) May 12, 2014
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