DB Gets UM Offer

Miami (Fla.) Norland standout Chris Forbes is one of those kids that makes plays all over the field from several different positions.

He was a star running back as a sophomore before becoming a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball as a junior. Now, he's the show on offense again.

"I'm playing wide receiver this year," Forbes said. "I am third in the county in receiving. I got about 19 catches for 280some yards and a few touchdowns. Our defense has been holding their own so I really havent been needed there yet."

Forbes, 6-1 and 185 pounds, still plans to play on the defensive side of the ball in college.

"I'll play anywhere but I'm just trying to help the team anywhere I can and right now, they need me at receiver. When I go to college, I'm pretty sure I'm going to play in the secondary."

Forbes, a full academic qualifier, has been playing on a bad shoulder all season too.

"I have torn ligaments but I'm gonna wait until after the season to get surgery so I dont have to miss any games," he said. "We're just starting into districts and I want to be there for my team."

The talented defensive back prospect has been getting calls from college coaches on a regular basis.

"I talk to coaches all the time," he said. "They can call once a week now. I've talked to Miami the most. Coach Shannon has been recruiting me."

Forbes received a visit from UM defensive backs coach Mark Stoops late last month.

"Coach Stoops came out to one of our practices and watched me in one on one drills on defense," he said. "After that, he told me on the phone how much they like me and now I have a scholarship. That's one of the things I was hoping for this season."

Forbes said the Hurricanes are one of four major programs on his current list of favorites.

"Miami's my top choice right now," he said. "I'm leaning to them because they're showing a lot of interest and they put a lot of guys into the pros. Plus, I know a lot of guys out there because we grew up together -- Kareem (Brown), (Travarous) Bain, Senorice (Moss), Glenn Sharpe, I grew up and played little league with all those guys."

The standout defender said one other school stands out on his list as well.

"LSU is probably next on the list," he said. "Dwayne (Bowe) is there now and he's liking it. I like the success they have. I'm probably going to visit UM, LSU, Florida State, and North Carolina State."

Forbes has scholarship offers from all of his current favorites.

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