Feeling Forbestastic

Norcross (Ga.) Meadowcreek defensive end Antonio Forbes (6-4, 260, 4.65), a player that both Arkansas and Alabama covet, finishes up a visit to Louisville and contemplates his next move.

Bumping into a familar face in the Atlanta airport on Friday afternoon, Norcross (Ga.) Meadowcreek standout Antonio Forbes noted he had been thinking about the University of Arkansas the last few days.

"They were the first to really recruit me and that means a lot to me," Forbes said. "I'm down with Arkansas a lot."

With that defensive end Forbes (6-4, 265, 4.65) was off to Louisville, an official visit that followed ones to Arkansas and Alabama.

"It was a good visit," Forbes said Sunday night. "I would give it about an 8. It was nice. It would take some getting used to because its not really the kind of place I have been around much."

Forbes said he didn't get a chance to visit with Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino that much.

"I was the other coaches and the players more," Forbes said. "We didn't talk a whole bunch, but it seems like they have got a good thing going there."

Forbes rated his trip to Arkansas as a 7.5 and his one to Alabama a 9.5, but stressed that was not a sign that the Crimson Tide was his leader.

"That was more about the visit and what I did that weekend than about what I think about them as schools and where I might go," Forbes said. "I know I said Alabama was my leader last week, but I was on a high after that visit and I 've come back down now."

"Alabama and Louisville - I would say there are more things to do there than at Fayetteville, but that might not be what I need," Forbes said. "I need to be concentrating on the books and my football."

Forbes' star took off after a season in which he had 136 tackles, hauled down the quarterback 13 times, forced 10 fumbles and grabbed an interception and ran it back 90 yards for a score.

Forbes has had contact with several other schools lately such as Virginia, Michigan and Florida State, but does not have any more visits set right now.

"I'm going to do a little thinking about things and see whether I want to go anywhere else like maybe Virginia," Forbes said. "But tell those Arkansas people I am still really high on them."


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