QB Prospect Has Early Favorite

The speedy 6-3, 175-pound quarterback prospect, Chris Forcier, from San Diego St. Angustine, already has seven scholarship offers, and said that one school having recently offered him moves them to the top of his list...

San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine junior quarterback Chris Forcier (6-3, 175) is no stranger to recruiting, having seen his older brother Jason go through it two years ago before he eventually signed with Michigan.

Now the younger brother gets the attention to himself, and within the first month of the new recruiting year, Forcier is already holding seven scholarship offers.

"I received a written offer from UCLA (a week ago Friday) and Texas A&M offered me (that night) too," said Forcier. "Two days before that, Nebraska offered me."

Those three offers joined previous ones from San Diego State, Mississippi State, Oregon and Ole Miss (his first offer).

"I'm going up to Junior Day at UCLA on March 4th," said Forcier. "UCLA has been recruiting me since the first game of my season when they were down in San Diego playing SDSU and stopped by my game. I have been in contact with coach Dino Babers and coach Karl Dorrell since then and to receive an offer from UCLA puts them definitely at the top spot on my list."

Though Forcier has the Bruins at the top, he is in no rush to begin finalizing a decision. "I haven't really narrowed it down. I'm thinking maybe before my season starts, but I'm not too sure. I'm still getting a lot of letters from some other schools who could offer me," said Forcier.

Those schools include Florida, USC, Texas Tech, Michigan, Wisconsin, Miami, Stanford, Oklahoma, Clemson and California. Forcier said, "I want to be able to take some visits this summer down South, back East and out West. I'm probably going to the Nike Camp at Stanford and back east to either Florida or Ohio State plus a team camp at USC."

Forcier, who is considered a very good athlete and very speedy, having run a 4.5 40, said he would also like to attend the Elite 11 Camp this summer, and may go to the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles in May.

With his brother entrenched in Ann Arbor, could Forcier see himself following his older sibling? "I wouldn't mind going there, especially while my brother's there. My brother is still teaching me the ropes and he'll make me work harder. People ask why would you want to sit and maybe lose the starting job but if I lost it to anyone, my brother would be the best person to lose it to," said Forcier.

Several schools nationally are looking at Forcier, and he says distance wouldn't be a problem. "Right now I'm open to go wherever, experience something different," he said. "I'm looking at other places than California. But at the same time, UCLA is up and coming and USC is a top program, and they wouldn't be a bad fit. They each only have three quarterbacks too."

During his junior season, Forcier led St. Augustine to the CIF-San Diego Section title and was named Player of the Year in Division III. He finished the season throwing 163-for-272 for 2,382 yards, 31 touchdown, while adding 415 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

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