Defensive Player of the Year Setting Visit

Antonio Forbes of Meadowcreek (GA) High School has more than a dozen scholarship offers and is in the process of scheduling an official to Louisville.

Add the name Antonio Forbes to the list of defensive end prospects that the Louisville football staff has their eye on. With scholarship offers from a number of programs, including Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida State, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Wake Forest, Minnesota, as well as Louisville, Forbes has an impressive list of schools to chose from.

However, as signing day creeps ever so closer with each passing day, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end is narrowing his options down and scheduling his official visits.

"I'm planning on visiting Louisville on January 14th," said Forbes. "I've already gone to Arkansas and I'm going to Alabama on the 7th and then I'm contemplating somewhere in the ACC, maybe Virginia."

As a senior at Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Forbes recorded 12 sacks, which was best in the county and 131 tackles, second most in the county, earning him the Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year honor.

With his impressive size, coupled with a 40 yard time of 4.65, Forbes has the frame and determination to find a program that will help get on the field as a true freshman.

"I want to play as a freshman," Forbes said. "I don't really want to redshirt. I'd like to at least be the second guy in the rotation. That's why I am running and lifting weights so much right now. I want to be ready."

Forbes was on the itinerary earlier this month when the U of L coaches were flying around the country visiting numerous prospects.

"Coach Greg Nord visited my house and had dinner with us a couple weeks ago," said Forbes, a two time Player of the Month honoree. "We talked about what defensive players they have coming back and how I would fit in."

However, while he seemingly seems set on finding a program that will provide game action as a freshman, Forbes will also check out each school's facilities prior to making a college decision.

"I want to see everyone's campus before I make a decision," explained Forbes, who claims to be open. "Every team I visit has a chance. Louisville is up there, but I need to see it. It's just kind of up in the air right now."

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