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Does 2008 NJ stud have any favorites

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Junior offensive tackle Art Forst out of Manaquan, N.J. is up to four scholarship offers. Despite the offers, the 6-foot-8, 288-pounder doesn't have any clear favorites at this time.
"I'm up to four offers from Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia and now Duke," he said. "I don't really have any favorites at all."
Though he may not claim leaders, Forst does know what he's looking for out of a school.
"I'd like to have a good repertoire with the coaches," he said. "I understand coaches come and go so I want somewhere I feel very comfortable. I also want a place that isn't just a good football school, but they have well-rounded players. Finally, I'd like to be somewhat close to home."
Plenty of other schools have been in touch with the 2008 lineman including Michigan, Notre Dame, Colorado, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Michigan State.
Earlier this season, Forst took unofficial visits to a handful of programs.
"I went to the Virginia game against NC State and two Rutgers games," he said. "The Virginia visit was excellent. They really made me enjoy my experience there, gave me a tour of campus and there was nothing not to like. I think they've got a beautiful campus and a young team with a bright future.
"As for Rutgers, I went to the Louisville game and it was excellent to see the fans like that. I also like what coach Schiano is doing there. He's creating a big-time program in state and that's a great thing for New Jersey. It's kind of uniting the state since it's something that doesn't have to do with Philadelphia or New York. I also do have to admit I am a bit of a fan of them now, they are winners."
On the season, Forst helped Manasquan to a 12-0 season where they won the Central and South Jersey Group II title.
"I felt like I did well this year," he said. "There's definitely room for improvement, but I believe I was much better at run blocking since I helped our running backs go for nearly 2,000 yards."
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