Jason Forcier Experiences First At Official Visit

There are three major sports at the University of Michigan. Football is king followed by basketball and hockey. Four-star quarterback <b>Jason Forcier</b> from St. Augustine High School in San Diego, (Calif.) experienced hockey for the first time during his official visit to Ann Arbor over the weekend. Forcier talks about the visit with GoBlueWolverine Magazine, and whether he decided to play his sport in Michigan Stadium.

GoBlueWolverine Magazine has been keeping our readers up to date on the latest in the developing recruitment of quarterback Jason Forcier from St. Augustine High School in San Diego, Calif. After falling off the Michigan radar during the fall, Forcier was recently offered and visited Ann Arbor this weekend. "Oh man, it was just a great trip, I loved it," he said. "My host the first night was Mike Massey, then it was Adam Kraus, but I also got to hang out with Chad Henne and Matt Gutierrez."

Did Forcier decide to join those two current Michigan quarterbacks? "No, I didn't commit," he said. "I need to go home and talk things over with my parents and coach before I make a decision."

Forcier did get to experience a first while on the visit. "We went to the hockey game and it was wild," he said. "I had never seen a hockey game before and it was really cool with all the different cheers the fans have. It was great to see the No. 1 hockey team in the country, they were good." Forcier also attended the Wolverines basketball 61-60 victory over Notre Dame. "That was fun too," he said. "The block at the end was awesome."

The 6 foot 2, 205-pound Forcier is a soft-commitment to Arizona State University. After opening up his recruitment following the visit of Ben Olson to ASU, Forcier said he is giving the Sun Devil staff a chance to convince him to stay. "They (ASU) are coming to my house next week," he said. "I'll listen to what they have to say, then Coach Loeffler is coming back out, and Coach Carr will be here for the Rose Bowl, so I may get to talk to him then. I could decide next week or I could wait a bit, I just have to talk it over with my family and coach."

Forcier said he was joined on the visit by his mom and little brother. "My mom told me she had no problem with me going away to Michigan," he said. "She really enjoyed the visit and liked the coaches a lot."

The quarterback situation took a dramatic turn when true-freshman Henne took the reigns of the offense this season after Gutierrez's season-ending injury. There has been speculation whether Clayton Richard will stay, play baseball or transfer from Michigan. "The coaches and players said they didn't know whether Clayton was going to play baseball or transfer to (Indiana)," Forcier said. "Gutierrez had his surgery and won't be able to throw for eight months, so he won't be ready to play until June. Whatever happens with Richard won't affect my decision at all, once I decide I'm sticking with it."

Forcier said he was invited to attend a Michigan practice during the Rose Bowl trip, but since it's during the "dead period" in recruiting, where coaches may not have any contact with recruits, he will not be able to talk to them.

Forcier is the No. 10 rated quarterback in the nation according to Scout.com

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