Nation's No. 2 Ranked DT Looking At LSU

Defensive tackle Marcus Forston is's No. 2 rated player at his position and is a force to be reckoned with for Miami Northwestern High School in Florida.

Marcus Forston

The 6-3, 305-pound defender recorded 26 tackles for loss last season en route to earning all-Dade County honors as well as all-state honors.


The 5-star Forston said he earned his recognition as a top defender through a lot of sweat and hard work.


"I know the game real well," said Forston. "I can get an offensive lineman off balance and I use my hands and feet real well. I can switch it up real well and keep them guessing."


So far, Forston has picked up 29 offers from around the country. He said he doesn't yet have a top five, but he does have a list of teams he likes and talks with the most.


"Right now I talk with Miami, Florida Sate, Florida, USC, North Carolina, LSU and Notre Dame a lot," said Forston. "I'm looking at those schools for possible visits with a few more."


Forston is being recruited by LSU defensive line coach Earl Lane and said the summer season has given him limited contact with Lane.


"I haven't heard from him in a couple of weeks, but I'm sure he's just busy," said Forston. "He's a great guy and a great coach. They all came down and saw me during the spring and that was pretty cool. He pretty much told me what I needed to hear about their school."


There are a couple of things Forston likes about LSU.


"They have a great tradition of defensive lineman," said Forston. "I like their style of play and how they switch their tackles in and out. They've got the No. 1 D-tackle in all of college this year (Glenn Dorsey) and one thing about LSU is that if you go there they prepare you for the NFL."


Forston said he doesn't have plans to go camping this summer but that he knows what he'll be looking for in a school.


"Academics come before football," he said. "The average NFL football career lasts four years. I need to go to a school where I can earn a good degreed so that I'll have something to do with the rest of my life after football. I don't just want to be known as a football player. I want people to think of me as a student-athlete."


Forston is teammates with another Tiger recruit in Benjamin Jones. Forston said he talks with Jones every now and then about recruiting, but that their main focus right now is getting back to form for next season.


"I'll be making my decision well after the season," said Forston. "I want to enjoy my senior season and just take it all in. Right now I'm committed to Miami Northwestern and my grades."


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