Doug Nussmeier lands his first QB at Michigan, in-state QB Alex Malzone (Birmingham, Mich.) has committed to Michigan.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) May 12, 2014
Alex Malzone has committed to Michigan
Monday Afternoon Posbang?
Still morning for me!
Malzones, I love those things.
howdy neighbor. love being on west coast. coffee is still hot.
great news. I don't follow guys in hs enough to know what I want, but always had the fear that if this guy was going to go elsewhere, he would sting us.
Seems like a good reason for a Posbang.
Over here please...I need assistance with my upvote!
Lol, can't deny that
This makes me miss living in Michigan. :(((
Don't worry, there are plenty of surgeons who can fix that kink.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Click...and I'm spent.
He's gonna be a good one here.
Something about that name just sounds like a Michigan QB that will win B1G championships.
follows you around and down votes everything you post...
Really like this commitment. When a guy's dying to commit, he's going to go to hell and back for his team. Welcome aboard Alex
So happy for the kid. Not one you wanted to let slip away and into the laps of a rival.
Congrats, Alex! Go Blue!
Only unlimited meals and snacks.
The economics are all wrong if it's allowed.
Congrats to Malzone! Solid pick up.
WE GOT OUR QB! What a great start to the week. Welcome Malzone!
Congratulations Alex. It's nice to hear this kid is on his way to attaining a dream.
Nice pick up. But wheres the "Hello" at?
So our offensive coordinator watched 10 to 12 guys throw all over the country and decided that Malzone was worthy of an offer?
No thanks, don't want, five stars only plz.
Yes, yes it was.
Also obviously a shaky moral character with his truancy issues.
Understood the sarcasm, and didn't downvote (who would, jebus), but there's probably a little more to it than that. Nuss surely talked to each, probably had an idea where Michigan stood with all of them. There may have been some he liked more, but knew that the chances of landing them were something less than 100%. If he liked Malzone enough for an offer, but still maybe just a little bit less than some other kids, it might make sense to go ahead and bring him in. Bird in the hand and all that, and an in-state kid. Plus, Michigan's understood the value of having a QB commit as soon as possible, to help bring in other kids. Malzone may not be glamour QB like Morris and Speight (at least in terms of AA team and camp invites), but if he's a leader he'll start recruiting as much as he can.
We always find talented kids to throw the football. Let's hope he makes the best of his opportunity and has a great career!
I knew I should have waited for someone else to post this before I did. The second post always gets all of the love.
Is this a good time to say that the tide is turning in the rivalry with Ohio?
We are Brother Rice
He'd be a five star for sure if he went to Seaholm.
realizing his dream.
Fix the title please.
Hello: (insert name here)
It's almost like Nuss was chasing the more popular beautiful girls in town when, right there all along, was the perfect girl for him living right next door. Nuss + Malzone = Taylor Swift
Let's hope Malzone sucks less than Taylor Swift.
Okay, but no one can deny her success. I'm hoping Alex replicates that above all else.
well played, sir. yet let's also hope we're not talking about him in a context of comparatively sucking (wtf?) at anything. Dude's gonna kill it and be part of great things!
Finally! Now Nuss can be focused on RB/WR
longer have a case of the Mondays! Great news, and GO BLUE!
Good to see a kid from the old alma mater finally get a Michigan offer!
Like the kid..I'm starting to realize it is not about stars but more about level of commitment.
"I'm starting to realize it is not about stars but more about level of commitment."
...but it's also a lot about stars.
I don't think MSU disagrees. Or they wouldn't be recruiting Jashon Cornell.
Ah, yes! Let's exchange cliches!
It's Jimmy's and Joe's, not X's and O's.
What's your comeback? This is going to be a really witty conversation!
It's not about the size of the dog on the fight, it's about the size of the fight in the dog.
I don't really know what to do with this comment.
What is it these days with kids?
What's the problem with that? I do it everyday
Congrats to him, I like the pick up.
You need to get a commit to use as a forcing function, as in...
"I love you kid, but if you think I'm going to bet my job letting you drag out this commitment thing until I'm totally boxed in with no other options, sorry."
Commit because you want to be at Michigan and you want to compete for the job.
Way to earn the offer kid! Glad that his recruitment is over and Nuss can focus back on the RB situation.
Crazy to think that the Michigan QB depth chart in 2016 will have three Catholic League quarterbacks on it - Shane Morris (De La Salle), Garrett Moores (Catholic Central), and now Malzone (Rice).
Being a Catholic League alum from not THAT long ago, I remember when passing was reserved for 4th and 26 in the last minute only. The game, it be a'changin.
You forgot that Cleary went to The High (USJHS&A).
CC still reserves passing for 4th and 26. RUN THE WHAM! It never loses yardage.
If the wham never loses yardage, how the hell did they end up in 4th and 26? Actually I can answer that as a CC alum, it was a holding penalty on second down. No team in history has been less able to escape a ten yard penalty in two downs or less than the Shamrocks.
Heard he tore it up at the Elite 11 camp. Glad to have him! Go blue!
Congrats! Seems like a good commit. As quoted in 247sports:
"The session (throwing for Doug Nussmeier on 04/28) was considerably impressive as it caught the attention of about 15 other schools who subsequently would see him in the past couple weeks, including Stanford and Tennessee among others."
"247Sports National Analyst Steve Wiltfong says Malzone is the #1 QB on many college boards."
"247Sports National Analyst Steve Wiltfong says Malzone is the #1 QB on many college boards."
In the strict sense of the word, I highly doubt whether Wiltfong's statement is true. He might be the top quarterback who's considering schools like BGSU, Wake Forest, etc., but I'm guessing no school in the country has evaluated every single QB and decided that Malzone is the best of the bunch.
This isn't the NFL where you can draft anyone you want as long as you have the #1 pick. If Brad Pitt gets Angelina Jolie, the rest of us have to settle for...I dunno...Amy Schumer.
I want Alison Brie
"In the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Yossarians tree selects...
Amy Schumer's mouth is incredibily small. Like creepily small, to the point I wonder if she can even perform certain activities.
Because I like her.
Sorry, that's the best I've got.
Congrats Alex!!! Hail!!!
NO YELLING ON THE BUS
Twitter embed failure. Sadness...fills my soul.
It's bothering me deeply that this thread is not titled "Hello: Alex Malzone"
It may be petty but, let's change the title to Hello, it just feels better lol.
After all the hype about his throwing sessions, should we assume he moves up in rankings? ( Cause you know stars mean everything)
Like those guys who originally threw baseballs.
I think its a perfect training ground for "throwing with accuracy" and knowing for many years that you have to be willing to make changes in your throwing motion along the way.
Also love that he's solid in big games, as I anticipate some of those at the D1 level !
Its my distinct hope that Nussmeier is still in Ann Arbor to see him thru to a senior. But that is a side issue. I also hope Malzone helps "organize" his fellow recruits like Speight appeared to do. Seems like the incoming guys can help to get inside the ears of their peers pretty well, even if its just to connect with other commits and enjoy as a group, being future Wolverines.
I realize this is going to be a small class, but with each commit the coaches can concentrate harder on the ones left. I am hoping that one day soon, Harris will recommit with solidity....
I think you put this in the wrong thread. This thread is for Alex Malzone's commitment.
Hate to be critical, but that comment was for the birds. Move aside.
To see if any new recruits have come aboard, and who was the latest to get sent to Bolivia. Welcome Alex and good luck @ Michigan.
Are there any new residents of La Paz?
I am excited to see what the future holds for him!
Hmm this thread is kinda quiet for getting the QB of the future.
I'm thinking if he had a star or two more there would be about 130 more
Post of grown men, playing slap the bologna on their smart phones.
Well I'm not that kinda man or fan...
But pretty happy for the kid. Seen him play numerous of times. And if there is 15 QB's in the country better than him. This must be the best QB class of all time. Dude is for real..
Hate making comparison's of 17 year old kids. But I'm going to use Fred Jackson's logic..
Just imagine Drew Brees but a inch or two taller and a better arm.
I'm thinking if he had a star or two more there would be about 130 more...
You don't say.
when I watched him in the State title game last fall. He has a great release and makes reads better than most I've seen at that age. He is smart and cool in the pocket. He is only going to get better so I'm excited to have him.
Welcome Alex, glad to have you.