"I'm interested in everybody that's interested in me," said Fordham. "I'm going to give everybody a fair opportunity. I have a list of schools that have expressed a lot of interest in me, but I won't comment on them specifically until the transcripts are processed and I'm officially offered. NC State and Central Florida have officially offered me though."
Fordham, who now checks in at 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds and is being recruited to play center or guard, could be in Raleigh this weekend for an official visit.
"I'm thinking about visiting NC State on Friday," he said. "I like them a lot. I like the integrity of their coaching staff. Coach Bridge has a knack for developing offensive linemen, and they recruited me in high school... it was coach Reed, coach Bridge, and coach O'Brien. I committed to LSU so early that I didn't get the official papers, but I believe they were going to offer me then."
Fordham has been granted a full release by LSU, and he will be looking to make a quick decision so he can enroll at the school of his choice for the fall semester. He redshirted last year, but must sit out this season as a transfer and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
"I'm trying to decide as soon as possible so I can get enrolled into a school," he said. "I'm open to all schools, but I'm highly interested in NC State. I'm excited to go on that visit and see the school."
Fordham signed with LSU in 2010, picking the Tigers over Florida State, Syracuse, UCF, and UCONN among others. A standout blocker at Northview High School, Fordham was rated a three-star prospect and the No. 7 center in his class.
He released a statement through LSU following his decision to transfer out of the program.
"I want to begin by thanking Coach Miles and his staff for affording me the opportunity to be a part of the LSU football program," said Fordham. "I've grown tremendously because of the time and experience that I've had at LSU and for that, I'm grateful. I will sorely miss my teammates and all those that make it work behind the scenes for the program.
"I also want to extend to the fans and the people of Louisiana my personal appreciation for all of the support they provided to me from day one. This was a personal decision that I made that best fits my current and future career."