On another timeline, perhaps Darron Lee and Malik Zaire could've been teammates.
Zaire, like Lee, was an Ohioan with an OSU offer. While Lee rolled with the good guys, the Daytonian took his talents to South Bend.
Zaire has since deposed Everett Golson as Notre Dame's starting quarterback (at least until his next mistake), and has now turned his attention to bigger things.
We will get it done this year.— Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) June 23, 2015
Not that Zaire should be dragged over the coals for this, because it's not as if he's the only college footballer feeling this type of way in June, but Darron Lee was waiting for him:
@LuckyLefty8 we'll be waiting.— _ (@DLeeMG8) June 23, 2015
Zaire and Lee will both be long gone before Ohio State and Notre Dame kickoff their regular season series in 2022, but both fanbases would probably relish another crack at each other in this year's College Football Playoff.
Though, Notre Dame fans might want to be careful with their wishes; the Irish haven't defeated the Buckeyes in football since 1936.