"Little" Forcier and Holt to Camp at Michigan

At the recent Scout.com Combine held at El Camino Community College in Redondo Beach, Calif., wide receiver Menelik Holt and quarterback Chris Forcier (brother of incoming frosh Jason), teammates at St. Augustine High School in San Diego, were inseparable. GoBlueWolverine.com was at the combine, and spoke with both regarding their summer camp plans, including a stop in Ann Arbor.

Wide receiver Menelik Hold of St. Augustine High School in San Diego, breaks free for a catch during one-on-one drills at the Scout.com Combine held Saturday in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Reporting offers from Nebraska and San Diego State, wide receiver Menelik Holt of St. Augustine High School in San Diego will almost certainly see his stock rise after a commendable performance at the Scout.com Combine at El Camino Community College in Redondo Beach, Calif., (near Los Angeles). He measured 6-foot-4, 212-pounds and ran a 4.7 in the 40 on a slow field. During one-on-one drills, college coaches in attendance were taking notice of Holt's ability to break free of defenders.

Holt was the favorite receiver of former St. Augustine, and Michigan signee, quarterback Jason Forcier. The Forcier line continues for the Saints as junior-to-be Chris takes over the helm this season. The younger Foricer was also at the Combine, and the two were nearly inseparable.

Quarterback Chris Forcier (No. 7) launches a pass to wide receiver Menelik Holt during warm-ups at the Scout.com Combine. Will they join Jason Forcier at Michigan?
With Jason already at Michigan, will St. Augustine send players to Ann Arbor three years in a row? Barring any unforeseen circumstances Holt will finish his high school career this season, with Chris Forcier ending his the following year. "We went back for the Michigan camp last year," Forcier said. "And we'll be going back again this summer."

Are the Wolverines taking an interest in the younger Forcier? "They can't really talk to me now, but my coach said that Michigan coach Scot Loeffler has asked about me," Forcier said. "Coach Ron English has been by to look at Menelik, and told my coach they would be keeping an eye on me too."

Quarterback Chris Forcier, brother of 2005 Michigan signee Jason Forcier, participates in a throwing drill during the Scout.com combine.
With Holt being the senior-to-be, recruiting fans will be most interested in where he stands with regards to Michigan. "Right now Nebraska is my leader because they've offered," Holt said. "If get an offer from Michigan they would certainly move up. I'm not ready to make a commitment anywhere because I want to take all of my official visits, but I am interested in Michigan."

Holt and Forcier warmed up together prior to drills. At breaks they were together, and during one-on-one drills they attempted to make sure they were the QB/WR tandem, though it didn't always work out that way. Forcier showed a strong arm and, at 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, has good size already and will certainly fill out. He has a stronger arm than his big brother, and will most likely be a more highly rated prospect.

Menelik Holt hauls in a pass during the one-on-one competition.
While a 4.7 in the 40 is not optimal for a top-caliber wide receiver, it is by no means slow or a definite indicator. Holt is a smooth runner who gets separation from the defensive backs, which he demonstrated on several occasions during the one-on-ones. He showed decent hands, making a couple of nice grabs, but dropped an easy throw on one occasion. The word on Holt is that while he may not be blazing fast, he has "football speed" and finds a way to get open.

Forcier during drills at the Scout.com Combine. He said he and Holt will camp at Michigan this summer.



Last year, the Forcier's took a cross-country adventure as mom and dad, Jason, and Chris visited a slew of schools, including Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and LSU. This year, they are limiting their travel to one school. "We'll be going to the Michigan camp and that's it," Mike Foricer, the boys' father said. "We like Wisconsin too, but I think Michigan will be it. We will be going up to Stanford for the Nike Camp there. Chris is only going to look at schools that have good academics to go along with good athletics."

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