Heels Lead for Forte

A couple of weeks after receiving a North Carolina scholarship, Qudral Forte is listing the Tar Heels as his leader – despite the lack of a Chapel Hill visit.

"I just like the coaching staff and their academics," Forte said.

Forte, 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Atlanta (Ga.) Washington, has also collected scholarship offers from East Carolina, Mississippi, and Toledo.

Along with teammate and best friend Antonio Goodwin, who has also been offered by UNC, Forte attempted to visit UNC for the Miami game. However, those plans fell through.

"I couldn't make it," Forte said. "I haven't visited UNC, but plan on it. I don't have anything scheduled, but [the coaches and I] have been talking about setting up an official visit."

Forte has scheduled an official visit with Toledo for the weekend of Dec. 5. He plans to also schedule official trips with East Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi, in addition to UNC.

Since the summer, UNC has recruited and kept in contact with Forte. But it wasn't until the coaching staff got a hold of his senior film that they decided to extend a scholarship offer.

"They saw my quarterback highlight tape at first," Forte said. "They really liked my size and everything. After that, I sent them my senior highlight tape and they really liked that, because it had offense and defense on there."

Forte played quarterback exclusively during his junior season, accumulating over 1,000 all-purpose yards and 26 all-purpose touchdowns. He continued to star at quarterback into his senior season, but also picked up reps in Washington's secondary. He ended his senior campaign with 2,400 all-purpose yards and 24 all-purpose touchdowns on offense, and 15 tackles and three interceptions on defense.

UNC is recruiting him as a cornerback.

"I just think I'm going to be dominant [at cornerback]," Forte said.

Ideally, Forte would like to make a verbal commitment on his birthday, Jan. 2.

Forte revealed that he and Goodwin, who has verbally committed to Auburn, have discussed the possibility of attending the same school.

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