Catching up with crimson target Maxx Forde

WOODINVILLE'S MAXX FORDE, son of CougGreat linebacker Brian Forde, holds five offers including one from Washington State. He's ranked a three star defensive end prospect but says his best position might lie elsewhere. The Woodinville High product talks recruiting, timetable and more.

Maxx Forde (6-4, 230, 4.69) said a decision could come soon or it could come later on down the road.

"For me it will be just when I get the right feeling," said Forde.

The month of July sees recruiting slow down -- it's the one month of the year college coaches can use to take extended time off, get out of town and head off with their families. Forde said his recruiting contact has indeed slowed, though it hasn't stopped.

"It's slowed down, I'm getting a letter here and there but not too much. I've been talking to Washington State a little still, but like I said it hasn't been as much overall as before," said Forde.

FORDE'S BEST POSITION at the next level might be on the offensive line. Although he's ranked a three-star defensive end by, and ranked in the top 100 at his position nationally, he has the makings of a prototypical left tackle at 6-4 with a frame that has plenty of room to pack on bulk and muscle.

Forde told CF.C previously he's fine either way with whether he ends up on the offensive or defensive line in college.

"You get to hit people from both sides, so it's all good," he says.

As an o-tackle last season for Woodinville, he showed good feet, knee-bend and that he can run well in space. The athleticism and quickness look to be there as well, he's been clocked in the 40 with a time of 4.69.

FORDE HAS OFFERS from Washington State, Wyoming, Army, Idaho and Air Force.

A rarity today's prep athletes who have gone to more and more one-sport specialization, Forde is a three sport standout at Woodinville starring in football, basketball and track. At the state track and field championships this past year, he placed 14th in the shot-put (49'-6").

Forde is also an exceptional student, with a 3.73 GPA in a curriculum that includes honors classes.

Father Brian Forde starred at linebacker for the Cougars from 1985-87 and later played for a number of years in the NFL and CFL. The elder Forde still holds the WSU record for most tackles in a game (28) and is No. 3 on the career tackles list (436) for the Cougs.

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