Rated as the nation's No.7 outside linebacker by Scout.com, Forbes certainly passes the look test of a linebacker, and he's also got the measurables that usually translate into success at the collegiate level and beyond. He can bench press 330-pounds, squat 475 and claims a 34-inch vertical jump. He also boasts a 4.6 forty time. So it's no wonder he has an impressive list of suitors with scholarships for him - well into the double-digits.
In the classroom, Forbes is equally solid - posting a 3.6 core GPA and a two-part SAT of 1030. With speed, size, and smarts, it's no wonder the Blue Devils have been pursuing him, but last week was a sort of introduction of Duke to Forbes.
"It was my first time really learning and seeing what Duke is. I didn't know a lot about [the football] team, so it was good to get down there and talk to the coaches and players. I need to get as much information as I can about these schools."
It would appear as though the information gathering process will continue for quite some time for Forbes as he will not make a decision before taking all five of his official visits.
So what is Forbes looking for in a school?
"[My mom] has told me that I should take everything into consideration and pick a school I'd be happy at even if I wasn't playing football. That's what I am going to do. I wold also like to find a place that has a really good strength and conditioning program because I work out like five days a week."
As a junior, Forbes finished his season with 96 total tackles, 67 solos, six tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).
Offensively, he had 143 rushes for 1,176 yards and 15 scores. He also caught eight balls for 81 yards.
He also competes in track (shot – 51-11, discus – 163-7), but only plans on playing football in college. Forbes plans on attending the Nike Camp at Penn State on May 2.