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Forst wants to make an early decision

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Recently Rivals released their 100 players to watch in 2008 list and one prospect to keep a close eye on is huge 6-foot-8, 288-pound offensive tackle Art Forst. The Manasquan, N.J. lineman has continued to collect scholarships.
"I'm up to five I believe now," he said. "I've got ones from Duke, Boston College, Virginia, Rutgers and now Northwestern. I also think a few schools are close including Clemson, Notre Dame and Penn State."
Recently Forst took in a junior day at Rutgers.
"It went there about a week ago and it was excellent," he said. "It was real nice and they had some of the top guys around the area including Will Hill. They answered a lot of my questions about the university and I even got to talk to coach Schiano in his office. He's a man of integrity and great character.
"Mostly we talked and got to know each other better. He asked about my feelings in relation to football and competing. Then he talked about his vision for the school."
The 2008 lineman confirmed that may not be his last junior day this spring.
"I think I may go out to Notre Dame and Michigan still, I'm considering it."
Early on, Forst appeared to be favoring Rutgers. Is that still the case?
"I wouldn't say I was ever favoring Rutgers," he said. "I went there for the junior day, but right now I've got nothing to compare it to.
"I do like Boston College. They've got my teammate Brad Newman headed up there. He's an excellent person and the fact he's going there is huge for me. It definitely makes my decision more complicated. I'm also really looking at Notre Dame. If they offer and I take a trip out there and make my way up to Boston College, I think that will give me a better idea on the direction of where I want to go. I think I could make a decision pretty soon. I don't want it to lag around."
Forst went so far to state he may make a decision as soon as this summer.
"I believe I'll participate in the Elite Combine if I'm not already committed."
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