Three-star quarterback Jason Forcier (6-2, 205, 4.55) from San Diego (Calif.) Saint Augustine took a chance his senior year by moving closer to home. Last year at this time, Forcier was lining under center for Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.
When you make a change like the Forcier did many times you can get lost in the shuffle but through his hard work this summer it was easy to keep tabs on him.
Forcier was intrigued by playing in a system that would utilize and showcase his passing skills. So far, so good.
In three games Forcier has passed for 670 yards and seven touchdowns. Another thing that has drawn the eye of D-I schools is Forcier’s fancy footwork. He can hurt you with his feet.
Case in point is Forcier has gained approximately 350 yards on the ground and has scored five rushing touchdowns.
By more than one source Forcier has been compared to former UCLA great signal caller Cade McNown.
The offers have been coming in for Forcier. So far he has offers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Ball State, UTEP, Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon, San Diego State and Utah.
Forcier has received phone calls from all the schools that have offered him plus the likes of UCLA, Michigan and Washington.
“I have set an official visit for Utah on October 16th when the Utes play North Carolina,” Forcier said. “Utah is close to being my number one school.”
“All the other schools are close,” Forcier said.
Interesting enough the current starting quarterback Alex Smith is from the San Diego area. Could lightning strike twice?
Only the future knows for sure. Forcier does have an impressive past.
As a junior, Forcier was selected all-state, all-league and was his League’s Offensive MVP. That he was the MVP as a junior is impressive indeed. The league that Forcier competed is one of, if not, the toughest league in all of Southern California.
Forcier rushed for 801 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground while averaging 6.07 yards per carry. He passed for 1,370 yards and threw for 10 touchdowns while hitting on 54% of his passes.