Forston Wide Open

At 6-3, 305-pounds, five-star defensive tackle Marcus Forston is one of the hottest prospects in the class of 2008. The Miami Northwestern defensive lineman registered 92 tackles, including 20 sacks en route to the 6A Florida State Championship last season.

In the last week alone, Marcus Forston said coaches from Tennessee, Notre Dame, LSU, Alabama, Miami and USC all stopped by at his spring workouts. Head coach Urban Meyer and safeties coach "Doc" Holliday who handles recruiting for the Gators in South Florida also dropped in on the big d-tackle.

"Florida is a great school with winning traditions," Forston said.

But in recent interviews, he hasn't listed the Gators among his leaders. That list usually includes USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Miami.

The depth chart is important to Forston, and the Gators bring in two five-star defensive tackles in the fall with Seffner (Fla.) Armwood's Torrey Davis and Lakeland's (Fla.) John Brown. Plus with Brandon Antwine and Lawrence Marsh from last year's recruiting class, d-line coach Greg Mattison will have a lot to work with already.

There is one thing that favors the Gators. Meyer and his staff have been known for creating a family-like atmosphere with the team, which is something that is important to Forston.

"I want to go where the coach is going to be like my father away from home," Forston said.

Not only is Forston not ready to narrow down his list, but he isn't planning on making any trips this summer or setting up official visits anytime soon.

"I won't make any visits during the football season," he said.

With a 40 time below 5.0 seconds, a bench press of 365 pounds and a squat over 500 pounds, Forston will continue to be someone to watch in the fall, but it's likely his decision will come closer to signing day.

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