Compound Interest

Dustin Forston has his eye on the Jayhawks.  The 6-0, 200 lb. linebacker prospect from Miami Northwestern High School says Kansas has been the most interested school in his recruitment so far, which makes him very interested in KU as well.

“I feel like Kansas has had the most interest in me right now,” said Forston.  “I think I’ve got a good connection going on with Kansas from our conversations over the phone.”

That connection and KU’s strong interest certainly bodes well for the Jayhawks, but they’ve got a great deal of company in the pursuit of Dustin Forston’s services.  Auburn, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Akron and Florida International have all offered and with so many suitors showing interest, Forston says his mind is currently open.

“I don’t really have a leader right now.  I’d say I’m pretty much open.  I probably won’t make my decision until after I take all my visits.”

Forston expects to take several visits but currently only has one scheduled: a December trip to Lawrence, KS.

“I only have one visit lined up and that’s with Kansas on December 17th.  That’s the only one I have on paper so far.”

Traveling half way across the country and into a much colder climate will certainly be an interesting experience for the three-star stud, but Forston says location doesn’t matter. Playing time, apparently does.

“Location is not really a factor.  I’m trying to go wherever I know I’m going to play early.  I think that Kansas offers a good chance for me to do just that.  Pittsburgh is probably another place like that.”

But what about the allure of playing for national powers like Florida State or Auburn?

“Those are two great programs right there, and I’d love to get in a play right away at those programs, but I know it will be tough – especially if they have returning starters there.”

As much as Forston hopes to take the field as a true freshman, he is willing to redshirt if it is in his best interest.  He just hopes it doesn’t come to that.

“If that was the best situation is, I’d be willing to take a redshirt, but if I don’t have to and I know I have a good chance, I’d really rather play right away.”

While early playing time at a strong program appears to be atop Forston’s wish list, it’s not the only thing he’s looking for in a school.  

“Just to be able to be competing for a national championship, being at a top program and really changing a program around (are all important),” Forston explained.

National championship contention might still seem a ways off to Kansas fans, but Forston believes the Jayhawks are closer than most would think.

“They’re a program that’s really changing right now.  They’re just a few great athletes away from being a national contender. I’d love to be one of those athletes that could change the program around.”

Forston might just get that chance.  Check back soon for more on this talented Miami linebacker. Top Stories