Rising 2017 West Linn (Or.) OL Alex Forsyth discusses his visit to #UW for their Junior Day and some of his future plans

2017 West Linn (Or.) OL Alex Forsyth is one of the fastest rising line prospects in the west and he was up in Seattle over the weekend to take in Washington's Junior Day event...

"Oh man, I had a great time," Forsyth told Dawgman.com. "It was really interesting to see the approach the coaches take. "Coach (Chris) Petersen got up and talked about how it's not just about football, it's about your life after football as well. He really cares about his players and you can see that in the way he helps them prepare for their lives after football."

Forsyth also got a chance to check out the campus and the facilities and he met with offensive line coach Chris Strausser.

"The facilities there are amazing," Forsyth said. "They really take care of the players there and they have everything you can think of to help them become the best players they can be.

"When coach Strausser and I talked he said he sees some stuff he really likes in what I can do on the field, but he wants to form a better relationship with me before they talk about an offer and this was the first time we'd ever met or even really talked, so I'll just keep working on forming that relationship with him and them and see where things go."

Forsyth currently holds offers from 16 programs with seven of them coming from Pac 12 schools.

"I have offers from Washington State, USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona and Utah," Forsyth noted. "I visited Washington State recently and I also visited Arizona State too.

"I'm heading down to see Oregon on Friday and I'll be at USC on Saturday and that will probably be it for my unofficial visits, but really I'm not quite sure yet."

Forsyth said he's not close to making a decision although he said he's open to making a decision before his senior season if things "feel right", but he won't rush into anything.

However, with that in mind, he has begun to think about what he'll be looking for from the school that he finally ends up choosing.

"I'm definitely looking for the scheme and what they run. If it fits me, that will be a big thing," Forsyth said. "I also want to see what the opportunity is like for me to play early.

"I know they won't just hand me the job and I don't want that, but I am looking for a place that I could have the chance to play as early as possible.

"The last thing is really the feel that I get. I am looking for my relationships with the coaches and the players and if it feels like home or not."

Forsyth said he's open to graduating early and enrolling in time to take part in spring ball next year, but he hasn't made a decision on whether he will do that or not.


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