First offer in for Forrest

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Chase Forrest has been very impressive all spring and just lit up the prestigious Dana Hills tournament last weekend that the Monarchs rolled through.

Chase Forrest has made big strides in the last year and should definitely be mentioned among the top quarterbacks in the state. He took over the starting job for Mater Dei after splitting time most of the year and finished the season completing 100-150 passes for 1,329 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Forrest is very solid mechanically and always looks on-balance and throws in rhythm. He has a quick release, throws a tight ball and shows off a live, accurate arm. He throws a nice deep ball, is very quick with his reads and going through progressions and never looks rattled.

On the recruiting front, Forrest recently picked up his first scholarship offer and plans to be active on the camp circuit.

"I just landed my first offer last night from Eastern Washington," Forrest said. "I talked to the coach and it's so humbling to get this first offer. I'm honored and hopefully a few more offers will come in as well. I just got to keep working and keep getting better.

"This Saturday, I'll be going to the Oregon State camp that's out here in Cerritos and I'm also hoping to camp with California, UCLA, USC and maybe Vanderbilt. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it to all of them but ideally I would like to try. Cal, UCLA and Vandy are the schools I'm talking most with right now so we'll just see how it goes."

As far as making a decision, Forrest said he doesn't have a set timeline right now.

"That's a tough one for me right now," Forrest said. "I would love to make an early decision, commit in the summer, graduate early and then get up to school. That obviously depends on who offers me though and I don't want to rush an early decision.

"If I have to play it out and wait until after my season, I'll do that. I'm just being patient and focusing on Mater Dei football right now. There's a long way to go until Signing Day and it's going to be fun and exciting to see what happens here."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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