Jason Forcier Speaks To Carr; Sets Visit

Quarterback <b>Jason Forcier</b> from St. Augustine High School in San Diego, Calif. was initially on the Michigan radar screen this past summer, then fell off as the Wolverine staff concentrated on other prospects. With those targets venturing elsewhere, Michigan is again talking to the talented signal caller from California -- and so is GoBlueWolverine.com. Jason also goes over the other QB's on the U-M roster, including the possibility of a transfer.<br>

GoBlueWolverine Magazine recently reported that University of Michigan quarterbacks coach Scot Loeffler offered hurler Jason Forcier from St. Augustine, Calif. High School in San Diego, Calif. At that time Forcier said he had yet to speak to head coach Lloyd Carr and while a visit to Ann Arbor for this weekend was talked about, nothing had been set. However, things have fallen into place for the official visit. "I talked to Coach Carr Sunday night," Forcier said. "He confirmed the offer and said he was really looking forward to me coming back there this weekend. I'll be going back with my mom and my little brother."

With a sub-4.6 in the 40 to his credit, the 6 foot 2, 205-pound Forcier is a mobile quarterback, something the U-M staff now appears to favor. "Coach Loeffler was with my family today for their contact visit," Forcier said. "We went to dinner and he said they were very interested in my ability to move, that they are considering changing their offense. He said that's the way teams are going now and I would fit into a system like that. He told me with my size and mobility I could be a Steve Young-type quarterback."

The depth situation doesn't appear to be an issue with Forcier. Current starting quarterback Chad Henne is a true-freshman, but the possibility of a spot opening up was a topic of conversation today. "Coach Loeffler said if Clayton Richard transfers then they would only have two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster," Forcier said. "He said (Matt) Gutierrez may not be ready to start practice until June because he is having surgery on his shoulder, and may not be ready to play in the fall. That means I could possibly be the No. 2 quarterback next fall. Plus, if Chad Henne decides to go pro early than I would have a shot to start."

The 6 foot 2, 210-pound Forcier is a soft-commitment to Arizona State, but said he was disgruntled with the fact the ASU staff brought in Ben Olson for a visit after telling Forcier he would be the only quarterback for them this year. "The Arizona State staff is coming to my house tomorrow," he said. "We'll get to talk about the situation then." Forcier said he would take his visit to Ann Arbor regardless of the outcome of the meeting. Would he commit to Michigan during the visit? "It's unlikely I would make a commitment," he said. "I am going to want to discuss things with my parents and think about it for a little bit."

Forcier reports the following stats: 2765 yards passing with 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions; a 62 percent completion rate; 1014 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns on the ground. Last Friday St. Augustine lost 35-33 to Brawley in the San Diego Section Division III playoffs.

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