Three-star quarterback Jason Forcier (6-2, 205, 4.55) from San Diego (Calif.) Saint Augustine, a commitment to ASU, surprised some when he took an official visit to Michigan this weekend. Rivals.com was able to get a few moments with Forcier to talk about his visit to Big Blue.
“I am at the Detroit Airport and I had a blast at Michigan,” Forcier said. “I didn’t commit because I want to talk to my coaches and my Dad.”
Michigan found themselves a need at quarterback. Former Concord (Calif.) De La Salle signal caller Matt Gutierrez has injury problems and is career is in doubt.
There is a good chance that back-up quarterback Clayton Richard will transfer or concentrate on baseball so the once quarterback rich Michigan found themselves in quite a pickle at the position.
The Wolverines are quite familiar with Forcier since he attended their football camp when he was going into his freshman year and again prior to his junior season.
“Michigan called and asked me I was interested,” Forcier said. “Michigan has always been my dream school.”
“I have known (Michigan QB) coach (Scott) Loefler because I have attended their camps in the past.”
“Coach Loefler came out to see me play against Brawley,” Forcier said. “Brawley is in the middle of nowhere and two and half hours from San Diego.”
“When coach Loefler showed up at Brawley,” Forcier said. “That is when I knew that Michigan was really interested.”
“Coach Loefler told my parents at halftime that they were going to offer me,” Forcier said. “He said that by the half he had seen enough and offered me scholarship.”
“Coach Loefler was talking to Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr on the telephone and the offer was made to my parents by halftime,” Forcier said. “I should be able make up mind between ASU and Michigan sometime this week.”
“I just need to talk to coach (Jerry) Ralph, coach (Dick) Van Raaphorst and then my Dad,” Forcier said. “After I do I will make a decision.”
The night the Loefler was in the audience Forcier threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He also picked up 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort to Brawley 35-33.
On the season, Forcier passed for 2,915 yards and 40 touchdowns against eight interceptions. On the ground Forcier rushed for 1,014 yards and scored 16 touchdowns.
The next two days will be nervous time for fans from Michigan and ASU.