It has been a very busy week for one of the nation's best signal callers, Four-star Tate Forcier (6-1, 195, 4.55) from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch. The talented quarterback has picked up eight new offers since last week, three yesterday (February 21st) and one just this morning from South Florida.
"I was offered by LSU last Thursday (February 14th) then Kansas offered and then Oklahoma State, not even 10 minutes after," Forcier said. "Just yesterday I picked up three more. Northwestern was first, Michigan was midday and BYU was in the earlier evening.
"Coach Dino Babers who used to coach at UCLA offered me a scholarship this past Tuesday to Baylor," Forcier said. "He offered me and my running back, Brennan Clay who is only going to be a junior, but he's (Clay) been starting since his freshman year, so he's legit.
"I'm at 17 offers right now," Forcier said. "I have no favorites and I'm very open to all schools.
"I want everyone to know that I am interested in every school," Forcier said. "I don't want anyone to think that my list of schools, are my top choices.
"I'm working really hard in the classroom so I can graduate in the winter," Forcier said. "I want to compete in spring ball and for playing time as a true freshman.
There were rumors that Forcier was going to transfer to another school for his senior school. There was some truth to the rumor, but Forcier has had a change in his plans.
"I was going to transfer to another school, but my Dad and I decided to stay at Scripps ranch for academics," Forcier said. "I'm at a 3.3 (GPA) and I want to raise it to a 3.5 minimum.
The classroom isn't the only place Forcier is working extremely hard.
"I have been working out with Marv Marinovich everyday and I have improved my vertical from 32-inches to 35.5," Forcier said. "The more I work with Mr. Marinovich, the better and faster I become.
It must be noted one of the biggest difference makers between the good and the great is work habits. Forcier is definitely going to do whatever it takes become the best player he can be.
As a junior, Forcier was dominating from his quarterback position. In 11 games, he threw for 2,387 yards, 21 touchdowns, only five interceptions while hitting on a phenomenal 77 of his pass attempts. He also added 733 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Seeing stats like that takes away any doubt why the likes of Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, Maryland, Virginia, Auburn, LSU, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, BYU and South Florida have already tendered offers. There will a lot more before Forcier's recruitment is over.
It can't be stated enough that the young San Diego signal caller is very open to all schools.