Forcier Taking Recruiting Travails In Stride

San Diego St. Augustine quarterback Jason Forcier made his second camp trip to Ohio State in three months when he appeared at Sunday's advanced camp. Have the Buckeyes offered this talented quarterback? Click here for all the details.

San Diego St. Augustine quarterback Jason Forcier is in somewhat of a holding pattern right now.

The 6-2, 200-pound Forcier made his second camp trip to Columbus in three months to attend Sunday's session of the Ohio State senior advanced camp. Forcier was at OSU in mid-April to attend the Nike Camp.

Why does a California guy come all the way out to Ohio for not one but two camps?

"Well, my dad is from Michigan and I grew up as a Michigan fan," Forcier said. "But I realize that had to change when it came time to be recruited. I looked at where I would fit in the best and I think I fit in in the Big Ten."

So Forcier and his dad have ventured out to the Midwest for a camp swing that has also included stops at Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois. He will wrap it up at Notre Dame Tuesday.

As things stand, Forcier has offers from Wisconsin, Illinois and several MAC schools. But, as noted, he is in a holding pattern.

"I'm also interested in Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State," he said. "Each one of those schools is hoping they can sign (Cincinnati St. Xavier's) Rob Schoenhoft. Ohio State told me if they don't get him, I would be right behind him.

Most high school players would not sit still for a situation like this. But Forcier has taken the stance that Schoenhoft can't attend all three of his favorite schools.

"I'm just going to wait and see where Schoenhoft goes and I‘ll go from there," he said. "I am highly considering all three of those schools. I would like to get this decision done. If I find the right place, I will not hesitate to pull the trigger."

Did Forcier find himself looking over at the competition during Sunday's camp?

"No, not really," he said. "His arm strength is noticeable, probably a little bit better than the rest of us. I think they believe he has a lot of potential. He has good size at 6-5 and he ran a 4.9, which is good for his size. He is just a typical Big Ten quarterback."

But Forcier is no slouch in his own right. Last year, he transferred to Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, leaving his family behind 100 miles to the south in San Diego. He threw for 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns against six interceptions. He also rushed for 865 yards.

But he decided he preferred life back in San Diego and has transferred back to his hometown, where he will play at St. Augustine. Ironically, former Buckeye Dick van Raaphorst is the head coach there.

"It was a tough decision to move back," Forcier said. "But I wanted to be back with my family for my final year."

Forcier discussed getting the chance to camp at Ohio State.

"It was an honor to just meet Coach Tressel," he said. "I've seen him on TV when I've watched them on ABC. It was cool for him to evaluate me and coach me and teach me some new things.

"(Quarterbacks coach Joe) Daniels talked to me about the little things and just staying calm. He said they would stay in touch with me."

Forcier ran a nice 4.57-second 40-yard time Sunday.

"I think my running ability may be one reason they are taking an interest in me," Forcier said. "I think within a couple of years I can be up to 215 or 220 pounds."

Forcier holds a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT June 6.


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